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Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Aka: Lift to the Scaffold
Original title: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.


Elevator scene from Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Elevator scene from Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) Movie Poster
Elevator to the Gallows (1958) Movie Poster

Director

  • Louis Malle

Writers

Screenplay

  • Louis Malle

  • Roger Nimier

Based on Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

  • by Noël Calef

Cast

  • Jeanne Moreau as Florence Carala

  • Maurice Ronet as Julien Tavernier

  • Georges Poujouly as Louis

  • Yori Bertin as Véronique

  • Jean Wall as Simon Carala

  • Lino Ventura as Police Commissaire Cherrier

  • Félix Marten as Christian Subervie

  • Iván Petrovich as Horst Bencker

  • Elga Andersen as Frieda Bencker

  • Micheline Bona as Geneviève, the secretary

  • Gérard Darrieu as Maurice, the daytime security guard

  • Charles Denner as Commissaire Cherrier's Deputy

  • Hubert Deschamps as Deputy Prosecutor


Sources: IMDB & WIKI

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