La Loi des rues (1956)

aka: Law of the Streets


La Loi des rues photo
Yves Treguier is an orphan who has spent his entire life in children's homes. Now a rebellious adolescent, Yves goes on the run and heads for Paris, where he falls under the protection of Dédé la Glace, a sympathetic crook. When Dédé falls ill, Yves finds work as a drugs trafficker so that he can pay his doctor's bills. One day, he meets a 17-year-old girl named Zette to whom he is instantly attracted. When she becomes pregnant, Yves makes the decision to become an honest man. But life still isn't kind to Yves...
© Willems Henri (Brussels, Belgium)

Film Review

La Loi des rues is a French film drama first released in France on 25th April 1956, directed by Ralph Habib. The film is based on a novel by Auguste Le Breton and stars Raymond Pellegrin, Silvana Pampanini, Fernand Ledoux, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jean Gaven. It has also been released under the title: Law of the Streets.   It is a Paul Graetz Transcontinental production, produced by Paul Graetz and distributed by Columbia Films.  

Our overall rating for La Loi des rues is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other notable films that have been directed by Ralph Habib include: Rue des Saussaies (1951), Crainquebille (1954), Escapade (1957) and Le Solitaire passe à l'attaque (1966). The actor Raymond Pellegrin has also appeared in: I misteri di Roma (1963), Le Complot (1973), Die Antwort kennt nur der Wind (1974) and Big Man: Polizza droga [TV] (1988).

Other drama films of the 1950s from France that are recommended viewing include: Jean-Pierre Melville's Les Enfants terribles (1950), Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Jacqueline Audry's Olivia (1951), Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Salaire de la peur (1953) and Edouard Molinaro's Un témoin dans la ville (1959).

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