Paris: Les Films Ariane, 1959. Collection of 322 original black-and-white keybook still photographs from the 1959 French-Italian film. Small photos affixed with cello tape on thick stock in a folio "Lavis aquarelle" brand spiral bound notebook with maroon faux leather front wrapper. Each photo is numbered in holograph ink on the page, and in mimeograph on the verso, all credited to photographer Dole on the recto. The keybook illustrates a few film sequences, most with a stoic Gabin in hat, with several composed studio portraits of actress Nat. Included are four larger single photographs of Gabin doing a chair trick in a pub, a sequence present in the keybook, also credited to Dole on the recto.
Based on Lefevre's novel, "Rue des Prairies" (1955). Gabin plays a POW who returns a widower and in charge of three children. His experiences during the war are relieve through heavy drinking, but he has a warm side that proves beneficial. Photographer Dolé was consistent if anything, a regular with directors like Denys de La Patelliere, Jean Delannoy, and Grangier, and several Jean Gabin films.
Keybook photos 3.5 x 4.5 inches (8.75 x 11.25 cm), four photos 9.25 x 11.75 inches (23.5 x 29.75 cm), small white borders. Light curling, else Near Fine. Notebook Very Good plus.