Maurice Ronet, 1957
Elevator to the Gallows • 4m 46s
One of France’s most popular actors of the fifties and sixties, Maurice Ronet performed in nearly one hundred films before his death in 1983. This interview by François Chalais, recorded for the television program “Reflets de Cannes” in May 1957, shows Ronet just before his lead performance as Julien Tavernier in ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS.
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