7.1/10
428
6 user 2 critic

People of No Importance (1956)

Des gens sans importance (original title)
Trailer
3:01 | Trailer
Mid-aged married truck driver falls in love with a young waitress he meets while making a break on a long trip. They try to make it work, but she can't get a decent job or place to stay in ... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Verneuil
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Razzia (1955)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin
Stars: Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio, Lino Ventura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Louis Bertain is the owner of a Paris garage which is the front for a robbery gang. He and his accomplices are careful to keep up a civic veneer by day, indulging in criminal activities ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Paul Frankeur, Marcel Bozzuffi
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A vice inspector for the Paris police takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky whom he considers to be more victim than criminal.

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pinoteau
Stars: Lino Ventura, Leo Genn, Suzanne Flon
Drama | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Married French lawyer Andre defends succesfully the case of Yvette, who committed a robbery. He falls in love with her, but she isn't true to him.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Edwige Feuillère
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family in France. He manages his financial and commercial concerns with an iron grip, leaving little room for his son François to prove himself.

Director: Denys de La Patellière
Stars: Jean Gabin, Annie Ducaux, Jean Desailly
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

Director: Gilles Grangier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Gaby Basset
The President (1961)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At 73, France's ex-president, Emile Beaufort, faces declining health, but he still plays a vigorous role behind the scenes as a philosopher and, potentially, as a power broker. In ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, Renée Faure
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Jean Viard
Françoise Arnoul ... Clotilde Brachet
Pierre Mondy ... Pierrot Berty
Yvette Etiévant ... Solange Viard
Dany Carrel ... Jacqueline Viard
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Mme Cussac
André Dalibert André Dalibert ... Un routier
Pierre Fromont Pierre Fromont ... Brégier - un routier
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Le routier assoupi
Edmond Ardisson ... Le routier giflé (as Ardisson)
Nina Myral Nina Myral ... Une employée chez Barchandeau
Max Mégy Max Mégy ... Philippe
Gérard Darrieu Gérard Darrieu ... Le routier au lapin
Monique Delcour Monique Delcour
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... La concierge (as Mireille Arnold)
Edit

Storyline

Mid-aged married truck driver falls in love with a young waitress he meets while making a break on a long trip. They try to make it work, but she can't get a decent job or place to stay in his town. Things get worse when the man gets fired and his family find out. And there's more complications to follow for both of them... Written by nedeljkodjukic88

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Weg ins Verderben See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in My Journey Through French Cinema (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
another great Jean Gabin-film
13 May 2010 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

'Des gens sans importance' (= French for 'about unimportant people') is your classical 1950s-film. Shot in black and white, with a well-structured plot and good acting.

Set in a trucker's environment, this film is easily carried by the legendary Jean Gabin. Female lead Francoise Arnoul plays a role that suits her well: that of a single woman disrupting a man's marriage.

'Naturalistic' should be the label here. 'Naturalism' is an art-style developed by the great 19th-century French writer Emile Zola. 'Naturalism' wants to be as realistic as possible, emphasizing on telling everything - in particular the ugly things from life. Having a pessimistic bottom line, 'Naturalism' learns us that human happiness is fragile, and inevitably will pass by.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed