In his mesmerizing debut feature, twenty-four-year-old director Louis Malle brought together the beauty of Jeanne Moreau, the camerawork of Henri Decaë, and a now legendary score by Miles Davis. A touchstone of the careers of both its star and director, Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) is a richly atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity unfolding over one restless Parisian night.
New interview with actor Jeanne Moreau
Archival interviews with director Louis Malle, actors Maurice Ronet and Moreau, and original soundtrack session pianist René Urtreger
Footage of Miles Davis and Louis Malle from the soundtrck recording session
New video program about the score with jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis and critic Gary Giddins
Malle's student film Crazeologie, featuring the title song by Charlie Parker