The Possessors [Les grandes familles]

Paris: Filmsonor, Circa 1958. Collection of 109 vintage black-and-white still photographs for the 1958 French film. All photographs with mimeograph series number on the verso. Images of cast and crew expertly captured, including director Patelliere working with cameraman on the set. Photographs range in size, several with white borders, several credit photographer M. Dole on the recto. Housed in original box with "Papiers as de trefle" paper label, their "open in red light only" warning, and French film title in holograph ink, on the box top.

Based on Maurice Druon's 1948 novel, the film stars Jean Gabin as the head of a wealthy French family, ruling his fortune and estate with an iron fist, and leaving little room for his heirs to prove worthy of the wealth.

Photographs from 3.25 x 4.5 inches to 9.5 x 12 inches, most under 7 inches. Photos Near Fine overall, slight curling, a few with short creases. Box Very Good.

[Book #143106]