France / Italy: Filmsonor, Circa 1960. Collection of 16 vintage borderless single weight still photographs from the 1960 French film noir. A remarkable collection, including still photographs from the film, candid shots, and shots from the set. On-set images include director Jacques Becker with his camera and with the actors, actors Marc Michel and Michel Constantin, and other members of the cast and crew. Notations in holograph pencil, on the versos of nearly the photos.
Based on Jose Giovanni's 1957 first novel, "Le Trou" (The Break). True story of the 1947 Le Sante Prison break, with one of the real escapees, Keraudy, playing his own character in the film.
Fpur photos 7 x 9.5 inches, twelve photos 5 x 7 inches. Light curling, else Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 129. Godard, Histoires du cinema.
Buss, French Film Noir. Grant US. Hayden and Schneider 1001, Selby Masterpiece US. Spicer US.