Marseille has been the setting for a wide variety of historical movies set in the city, from The Count of Monte Cristo to Jean-Pierre Melville classic Army of Shadows.
La bête humaine (1938)
Directed by Jean Renoir. With Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux. In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola& novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.