Three Days to Live

Three Days to Live (French: Trois jours à vivre) is a 1957 French crime film directed by Gilles Grangier and starring Daniel Gélin, Jeanne Moreau and Lino Ventura.[1] It was shot at the Saint-Maurice Studios in Paris and on location in Le Havre and Rouen. The film's sets were designed by the art director Roger Briaucourt. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in August 1957.

Three Days to Live
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Directed byGilles Grangier
Produced byAndré Deroual
Jacques Gauthier
Written byPeter Vanett (novel)
Michel Audiard
Guy Bertret
Gilles Grangier
StarringDaniel Gélin
Jeanne Moreau
Lino Ventura
Music byJoseph Kosma
CinematographyLouis Née
Armand Thirard
Edited byJacqueline Sadoul
International Motion Pictures
Distributed byLes Films Fernand Rivers
Release date
14 August 1957
Running time
85 minutes


An actor, struggling as a part of a company touring the provinces, identifies the suspect in a murder case and becomes an overnight sensation. However the man he has accused escapes and now threatens him.



  1. ^ Goble p.474


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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