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France, 1947
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Producer: Roger de Venloo
Cast: Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier
Screenwriter: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean Ferry
Based on the novel Légitime défense by Stanislas A. Steeman
Cinematography: Armand Thirard
Music: Francis Lopez
Genre: Drama, Crime, Film Noir
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 106 minutes

Synopsis:
When the sleazy movie financier who has been pursuing nightclub performer Jenny Lamour (Suzy Delair) turns up dead, her jealous husband (Bernard Blier) is the prime suspect in Inspector Antoine's (Louis Jouvet) investigation for the Quai des Orfèvres, France's Scotland Yard.

Awards and Recognition:
Best Director (Venice Film Festival, 1947)

 

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A knock-out film noir."
— Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"Demands to be seen again and again!"
— Luc Sante

"Clouzot was ahead of his time. A fun movie classic!"
— Andrew Sarris

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