Cast and Crew: Francois Truffaut (Story); Jean-Pierre Melville
What It’s About: A small time hood (Jean-Paul Belmondo) tries to convince his American former girlfriend (Jean Serberg) to go on the lam with him after a car theft gone bad.
Why Watch it Today?: Jean-Luc Godard, born on this date in 1930, set the world of French cinema ablaze with today’s movie, his début.
Other Choices: Previously we featured Alphaville, another great Godard film.