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...
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
Le Solitaire passe à l'attaque
(1966). The actor Raymond Pellegrin has also appeared in: I misteri di Roma
Die Antwort kennt nur der Wind
Big Man: Polizza droga [TV]
Other drama films of the 1950s from France that are recommended viewing include: Jean-Pierre Melville's Les Enfants terribles
Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour
Jacqueline Audry's Olivia
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Salaire de la peur
Edouard Molinaro's Un témoin dans la ville