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Writers:
Louis Chavance (scenario)
Henri-Georges Clouzot (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
28 September 1943 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Une petite ville comme il en est tant en France. [Original Version] See more »
Plot:
French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The plague of lies and deceit See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Pierre Fresnay ... Le docteur Rémy Germain
Ginette Leclerc ... Denise Saillens
Micheline Francey ... Laura Vorzet
Héléna Manson ... Marie Corbin - l'infirmière
Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... La mercière

Sylvie ... La mère du cancéreux
Liliane Maigné ... Rolande Saillens
Pierre Larquey ... Michel Vorzet
Noël Roquevert ... Saillens - la maître d'école
Bernard Lancret ... Le substitut
Antoine Balpêtré ... Le docteur Delorme (as Antoine Balpétré)

Jean Brochard ... Bonnevie - le trésorier de l'hôpital
Pierre Bertin ... Le sous-préfet
Louis Seigner ... Bertrand
Roger Blin ... François - le cancéreux du 13
Robert Clermont ... Monsieur de Maquet
Palau ... Le receveur de P.T.T.
Marcel Delaître ... Le dominicain (as Marcel Delaitre)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Barge ... Un homme (uncredited)
Lucienne Bogaert ... La provocatrice chez le docteur Germain (uncredited)
Albert Brouett ... Un suspect (uncredited)
Marie-Jacqueline Chantal ... Une suspecte (uncredited)
Nicole Chollet ... La bonne de Vorzet (uncredited)
Etienne Decroux ... Le garçon du cercle (uncredited)
Gustave Gallet ... Fayolle (uncredited)
Palmyre Levasseur ... Une commère (uncredited)
Albert Malbert ... Le Suisse (uncredited)
Pâquerette ... Une suspecte (uncredited)
Eugène Yvernès ... Un suspect (uncredited)

Directed by
Henri-Georges Clouzot  (as Henri Georges Clouzot)
 
Writing credits
Louis Chavance (scenario)

Henri-Georges Clouzot (adaptation and dialogue) (as Henri Georges Clouzot) and
Louis Chavance (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
René Montis .... producer (uncredited)
Raoul Ploquin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Tony Aubin 
 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Hayer 
 
Film Editing by
Marguerite Beaugé (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Andrej Andrejew  (as André Andrejew)
Hermann Wann (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Robert Sivel .... sound (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Le corbeau" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:PG (re-rating) | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
When France was liberated from the German occupation, some crew and cast members of the film were suspended from working in the film industry because they had worked for Continental Films, a German company: actor Noël Roquevert was suspended for 3 months, production designer Andrej Andrejew for 9 months, actress Micheline Francey for a year, and the director Henri-Georges Clouzot for two years.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Le docteur Rémy Germain:[washes blood off his arms] I saved the mother.
Grand-mother:And the baby?
Le docteur Rémy Germain:No.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Camp de Thiaroye (1988)See more »

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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
The plague of lies and deceit, 24 January 2005
Author: stephen-357 from United States

"Beware! I see all and tell all." So quoth the Raven, the pen name of the mysterious writer of poison pen letters that has plagued a small town in France with suspicion, fear and anxiety. Since this film was made by a Frenchman under a German controlled studio during Nazi occupied France in 1943, there is a subtext not necessarily explicit in the film itself, but nonetheless pervades its very essence. In Le Corbeau, Dr. Remy Germain becomes a victim when letters start circulating that accuse him of having an affair with a married woman and of being an abortionist. Both of these accusations are false but do contain half-truths, and it is the unfortunate tendency for groups of people, usually motivated by fear, to assume the worst. Furthermore, Germain is an outsider, in that he refuses to participate in gossip and avoids social clicks, which ironically makes him a target. Soon he will find himself under suspicion and alienated. Since virtually every member of the community has some skeleton in their closet, they would much rather turn their ire on the accused than risk having their own affairs aired by The Raven. And so the drama escalates to a crisis where Clouzot does not even spare the victim of blame. By assuming a position of detachment, Germain has turned a blind eye and thereby contributing to ignorance which only provides fuel for the Raven and the lies and deceit spread like a plague.

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