*Pièges (Personal Column).* 1938. France. Directed by Robert Siodmak. Courtesy of Collection Musée Gaumont

Pièges (Personal Column). 1939. France. Directed by Robert Siodmak. Screenplay by Jacques Companéez, Simon Gantillon, Ernst Neubach. With Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa. In French; English subtitles. 111 min.

An exile of Nazi Germany, Siodmak directed a series of entertainments in 1930s France featuring many of the leading stars of the day. Pièges and Mollenard are among the best of these: atmospheric crime dramas whose themes of subterfuge, betrayal, and madness anticipate Siodmak’s Hollywood noir of the 1940s (Phantom Lady, The Spiral Staircase, Cry of the City).

  1. Wednesday, August 10, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Saturday, August 6, 2016,
    4:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Gaumont: Cinéma pour tout le monde.