Monday, March 2, 2015

Bob le Flambeur (1956)

AKA Bob the Gambler
dir. Jean-Pierre Melville

This only covers the Parisian part of the film. The casino robbery was filmed in and around the Casino Barrière, 2 Rue Edmond Blanc, Deauville, France.
Many thanks to Lois for taking the pictures for me.

"Montmartre is heaven…" – Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, 35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France.

"… and hell." – Pigalle metro station, Place Pigalle, Paris, France.

The introduction of Anne (Isabelle Corey) – Place Pigalle at Rue Frochot, Paris, France.

Bob Montagné (Roger Duchesne) leaving the gambling place – Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle looking toward Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Bob crossing the street – Place Pigalle at Rue Frochot, Paris, France.

An American sailor picks up Anne – Place Pigalle at Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Police inspector Ledru (Guy Decomble) invites Bob for a ride – 19 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Bob going to the bar "Le Carpeaux" – 6 Place Jacques Froment, Paris, France.

Bob meets with Paulo (Daniel Cauchy) – Pile ou Face, 4 Rue de Douai, Paris, France.

The police station (of a non-existent 21st arrondissement) – 25 bis rue Jenner, Paris, France. It was actually the entrance to Melville's film studio that has since been demolished.

Bob drives out – Garage Junot, 31 Avenue Junot, Paris, France.

Anne comes out of the hotel where she spent the night – Still searching for this location

Bob driving with Anne – Carmel de Montmartre, 34 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris, France.

Bob’s apartment – 36 Avenue Junot, Paris, France.

Bob showing Anne the house where he was born – Rue Gustave Mesureur, Paris, France. The area has since been replanned and the street no longer exists. Many thanks to Roland-François Lack for pointing out this location.

Paulo comes to see Bob at the bar – Pile ou Face, 4 Rue de Douai, Paris, France.

Paulo and Anne coming out of "Les Naturistes" cabaret – 1 Place Pigalle, Paris, France.

Bob comes to "Le Balto" – Still searching for this location

The Brasserie "Le Junot" – Still searching for this location

The croupier Jean (Claude Cerval) hands over the casino plans to Roger (André Garet) – Square Carpeaux, Paris, France.

Jean picking a gift for his wife – 273 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, France.

Roger asking about Marc the informer (Gérard Buhr) at "Le Carpeaux" – 6 Place Jacques Froment, Paris, France. The view from the bar shows the entrance to the Hospital Bretonneau.

The bar where Paulo kills Marc – Still searching for this location

The night club where Anne works – Pigalle (now closed), 22 Boulevard de Clichy, Paris, France.

Inspector Ledru talking to Bob in a Chinese restaurant – 6 Rue de Douai, Paris, France. It's a Japanese restaurant now.

See also...


Le Cercle rouge

Le Samourai

2 comments:

  1. re. the house where Bob was born: you have misunderstood the information that you found on my website (The Cine-Tourist): the house is on the rue Gustave Mesureur, and the countershot is on the rue Georges Lardennois, some distance away.
    best wishes
    Roland-François Lack
    http://www.thecinetourist.net/

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    1. Thank you for the correction, Roland-François!

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