Sunday, July 8, 2012

Elevator to the Gallows (1957)

French title: L'Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
dir. Louis Malle

Veronique and her boyfriend Louis are closing the flower shop where she works - 168 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

The building where Julien (Maurice Ronet) murders his boss is right across the street at 29 rue de Courcelles, Paris. The facade was obviously renovated but it's still an office building.

The café "Royal Camée" is where Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) is waiting in vain for her lover, and where Julien is later arrested. It's now an Italian restaurant - Finzi, 182 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris.

Having stolen Julien's car, Veronique and Louis are driving past Hotel Friedland, 2 avenue Friedland, Paris.

Florence Carala wanders into Luigi's Bar (now closed) where she meets Julien's friend - 6 Rue du Colisée, Paris

Motel Trappes where Louis murders two German tourists was somewhere along Route 13 in Normandy.

Veronique and Louis dump the stolen Mercedes at Pont de Bir-Hakeim, Paris.

Veronique's apartment where she and Louis try to commit suicide - 55 Boulevard de Grenelle, Paris.

See also...

Le Cercle rouge

Bob Le Flambeur


  1. Living in Paris (being french) and knowing this moie since many years, I just review the DVD two days ago and having identified the bd haussmann (my flat is not far from there), I just took a walk in the area today and recognised the murder building and the flowershop (but not the Royal Camée, thank you !).
    And this very evening I found your site. Nice job !