Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret (French: [simɔn siɲɔʁɛ]; born Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker; 25 March 1921 – 30 September 1985) was a German-born French actress. She received various accolades, including an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, a César Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, in addition to nominations for two Golden Globe Awards. Description above from the Wikipedia article Simone Signoret, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Casque d'Or (1952)

Ex-convict Georges Manda returns to the free world determined to go straight and takes a steady job as a carpenter. Unable to completely shake his connections with the underground, he meets with a former prison mate, older gangster Félix Leca, who introduces him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Becker
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Raymond Bussières

Ex-convict Georges Manda returns to the free world determined to go straight and takes a steady job as a carpenter. Unable to completely shake his connections with the underground, he meets with a former prison mate, older gangster Félix Leca, who introduces him to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Becker
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Claude Dauphin  •  Raymond Bussières

The Adolescent (1979)

Crude

The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by sexual frankness, Marie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeanne Moreau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Francis Huster  •  Laetitia Chauveau  •  Edith Clever

The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by sexual frankness, Marie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeanne Moreau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Francis Huster  •  Laetitia Chauveau  •  Edith Clever

Diabolique (1955)

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Véra Clouzot  •  Paul Meurisse  •  Charles Vanel

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri-Georges Clouzot
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Véra Clouzot  •  Paul Meurisse  •  Charles Vanel

Madame Rosa (1977)

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim. He asks about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moshé Mizrahi
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Michal Bat-Adam  •  Samy Ben-Youb  •  Gabriel Jabbour

Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to children of other prostitutes. Momo is the oldest and her favorite, an Algerian lad whom she raises as a Muslim. He asks about ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moshé Mizrahi
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Michal Bat-Adam  •  Samy Ben-Youb  •  Gabriel Jabbour

Room at the Top (1959)

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Heather Sears  •  Donald Wolfit

An ambitious young accountant schemes to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Laurence Harvey  •  Heather Sears  •  Donald Wolfit

Ship of Fools (1965)

Depressing

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Simone Signoret  •  José Ferrer  •  Lee Marvin

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Simone Signoret  •  José Ferrer  •  Lee Marvin

La Ronde (1950)

An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and does similarly with the young man of the house. The young man ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Ophüls
CAST:  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Simone Signoret  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Simone Simon

An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and does similarly with the young man of the house. The young man ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Ophüls
CAST:  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Simone Signoret  •  Serge Reggiani  •  Simone Simon

Gunman in the Streets (1950)

An American is on the run in the streets and back alleys of France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Dane Clark  •  Simone Signoret  •  Fernand Gravey  •  Robert Duke

An American is on the run in the streets and back alleys of France.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tuttle
CAST:  Dane Clark  •  Simone Signoret  •  Fernand Gravey  •  Robert Duke

The Deadly Affair (1966)

Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  James Mason  •  Simone Signoret  •  Maximilian Schell  •  Harriet Andersson

Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  James Mason  •  Simone Signoret  •  Maximilian Schell  •  Harriet Andersson

Army of Shadows (1969)

Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must continue a quiet, seemingly endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Paul Meurisse  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Simone Signoret

Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must continue a quiet, seemingly endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Lino Ventura  •  Paul Meurisse  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Simone Signoret

Flesh of the Orchid (1975)

A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running away, from two killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Charlotte Rampling  •  Bruno Cremer  •  Edwige Feuillère  •  Simone Signoret

A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running away, from two killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Charlotte Rampling  •  Bruno Cremer  •  Edwige Feuillère  •  Simone Signoret

Shadow and Light (1951)

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DIRECTION:  Henri Calef
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Jacques Berthier  •  Pierre Dux  •  Germaine Reuver

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DIRECTION:  Henri Calef
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Jacques Berthier  •  Pierre Dux  •  Germaine Reuver

The Witches of Salem (1957)

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she is puritanical and cold.) When she finds John and Abigail embracing, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond Rouleau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Yves Montand  •  Mylène Demongeot  •  Alfred Adam

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she is puritanical and cold.) When she finds John and Abigail embracing, she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond Rouleau
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Yves Montand  •  Mylène Demongeot  •  Alfred Adam

Adua and Her Friends (1960)

After their brothel closes, four sex workers open a restaurant in the countryside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Pietrangeli
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Sandra Milo  •  Emmanuelle Riva  •  Gina Rovere

After their brothel closes, four sex workers open a restaurant in the countryside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Pietrangeli
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Sandra Milo  •  Emmanuelle Riva  •  Gina Rovere

Naked Autumn (1961)

Milan is an ex Formula One driver and now he lives with his wife Roberte in a small country town. But Milan is not satisfied, so Roberte encourages a love-story between Milan and Helene, a young woman. Milan can't decide and at last the tragedy comes. Then Milan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Leterrier
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Reginald Kernan  •  Alexandra Stewart  •  Marcello Pagliero

Milan is an ex Formula One driver and now he lives with his wife Roberte in a small country town. But Milan is not satisfied, so Roberte encourages a love-story between Milan and Helene, a young woman. Milan can't decide and at last the tragedy comes. Then Milan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  François Leterrier
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  Reginald Kernan  •  Alexandra Stewart  •  Marcello Pagliero

Dédée d'Anvers (1948)

Dedee is a prostitute, working in Monsieur Rene's night club on Antwerp's harbour. The porter is Marco, her pimp. Dedee is not happy, until she meets Francesco, an italian sailorman. They fall in love and Dedee begins to dream about an escape of her daily dullness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Allégret
CAST:  Bernard Blier  •  Simone Signoret  •  Marcello Pagliero  •  Jane Marken

Dedee is a prostitute, working in Monsieur Rene's night club on Antwerp's harbour. The porter is Marco, her pimp. Dedee is not happy, until she meets Francesco, an italian sailorman. They fall in love and Dedee begins to dream about an escape of her daily dullness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yves Allégret
CAST:  Bernard Blier  •  Simone Signoret  •  Marcello Pagliero  •  Jane Marken

The Wind Rose (1957)

An international anthology about the struggles of female workers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yannick Bellon  •  Joris Ivens  •  Gillo Pontecorvo  •  Sergei Gerasimov  •  Alberto Cavalcanti  •  Alex Viany
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Simone Signoret  •  Vanja Orico  •  Miguel Torres

An international anthology about the struggles of female workers around the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yannick Bellon  •  Joris Ivens  •  Gillo Pontecorvo  •  Sergei Gerasimov  •  Alberto Cavalcanti  •  Alex Viany
CAST:  Yves Montand  •  Simone Signoret  •  Vanja Orico  •  Miguel Torres

Service de nuit (1944)

A devoted switchboard operator is the village guardian angel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Faurez  •  Belisario L. Randone
CAST:  Gaby Morlay  •  Simone Signoret  •  Louis Seigner  •  Jacques Dumesnil

A devoted switchboard operator is the village guardian angel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Faurez  •  Belisario L. Randone
CAST:  Gaby Morlay  •  Simone Signoret  •  Louis Seigner  •  Jacques Dumesnil

Sweet and Sour (1963)

Gerard, a young man from a "good family" dreams of becoming an actor. To do this, he follows everywhere his sister Frédérique who is infatuated with cinéma vérité.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Baratier
CAST:  Jean Babilée  •  Guy Bedos  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Francis Blanche

Gerard, a young man from a "good family" dreams of becoming an actor. To do this, he follows everywhere his sister Frédérique who is infatuated with cinéma vérité.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Baratier
CAST:  Jean Babilée  •  Guy Bedos  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Francis Blanche

The Cat (1971)

Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives affection to, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Granier-Deferre
CAST:  Jean Gabin  •  Simone Signoret  •  Annie Cordy  •  Jacques Rispal

Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished. His cat Greffier being the only one he still gives affection to, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Granier-Deferre
CAST:  Jean Gabin  •  Simone Signoret  •  Annie Cordy  •  Jacques Rispal
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