Their Last Night (1953)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Leur Dernier Nuit (Their Last Night) is buoyed by the performances by stars Jean Gabin and Madeleine Robinson. Gabin plays Pierre, a seemingly mild-mannered librarian who is actually the head of a gang of thieves. Schoolteacher Madeleine (Madeleine Robinson), Pierre's boarding-house neighbor, falls in love with him, a love that endures even after she learns the truth about his covert criminal activities. Escaping from prison, Pierre is joined in his flight by Madeleine, who by this time is willing to share whatever the fates have in store for her beloved. Somewhat reminiscent of such American films as You Only Live Once and They Live by Night, Leur Derniere Nuit is a choice example of that rarefied genre known as "le film noir." Columbia Pictures handled the U.S. distribution of this exciting melodrama.