Elevator To the Gallows (1958)

Elevator to the Gallows (French: Ascenseur pour l’échafaud), aka Frantic (U.S.) and Lift to the Scaffold (UK), is a 1958 French crime thriller film directed by Louis Malle, starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Rone.

Storyline
Two illicit lovers plan to murder her husband, who is working overtime again and is the boss of the company. Afterwards they want to elope and go abroad. The murder works so far, but unfortunately the hero forgets something, turns back and gets stuck in the elevator. Meanwhile, the getaway car is stolen – and that’s just the beginning.

Robin’s Thoughts:
Suspenseful to the last minute with many unexpected twists.

Verdict:
Masterpiece.

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