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Carnival of Sinners (1943)

La main du diable (original title)
Approved | | Fantasy, Horror | 7 April 1947 (USA)
Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this ... See full summary »

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Josseline Gaël ...
Irène
Noël Roquevert ...
Mélisse
Guillaume de Sax ...
Gibelin
Palau ...
Le petit homme
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Ange
André Gabriello ...
Le dîneur (as Gabriello)
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Denis
Marcelle Rexiane ...
Madame Denis (as Rexiane)
André Varennes ...
Le colonel
Georges Chamarat ...
Duval
Jean Davy ...
Le mousquetaire
Jean Despeaux ...
Le boxeur
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Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this world, and after one year the devil comes and asks for his due... Written by Yepok

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It will hold you spellbound with its story of a man who sells his soul...for a woman's love...only to be haunted by the hidden secret of 7 generations

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Fantasy | Horror

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7 April 1947 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The amount Roland owes the devil started at one centime and doubles each day. On the 23rd day, it should have doubled 22 times, for a payment of 41,943.04 francs. In the movie, the amount owed is 209,715.20 francs. See more »

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made this made mostly silent films
20 February 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Undoubtedly an interesting film from Maurice Tourneur and made the same year his son was in the US making Cat People. The father about 70 when he made this made mostly silent films, the sound ones coming in his later years and to make things more difficult this would have been in occupied France. For me it seems too arch, his style clearly rooted in the silent era there is a tendency for slow methodical explanation and a certain amount of repetition. In an otherwise amazing scene towards the end, we see the chain of people that have been involved in the deals with the devil and it seems incredible today that we would have to go through every single one's story. All the subtlety of his son's film making is missing here and whilst as I say it is interesting to see it can seem like a long 80 minutes.


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