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Writers:
Louis Chavance (scenario)
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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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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)
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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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Additional Details

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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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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Referenced in Camp de Thiaroye (1988)See more »

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38 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
A little-known gem, 10 July 2004
Author: William J. Fickling (wfickling@sc.rr.com) from Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Although I pride myself on my knowledge of fine films, I must admit with a trace of embarrassment that I had never heard of this film before yesterday, when a brief blurb on the Turner Classic Movies schedule prompted me to watch it. My principal motivation for watching it was that it was directed by Clouzot, whose "Diabolique" and "Wages of Fear" are favorites of mine. What a find! While not quite the equal of "Diabolique," it comes very close, and it is the equal of anything by Hitchcock. Viewed simply as a thriller, it is marvelous, but it is much more than that. It is a profound character study and a howl of rage at the small-mindedness and pettiness of small town bourgeois communities. Considering that it was made during the German occupation, it can also be viewed as about as scathing a critique of Gestapo methods as a director could be expected to make without risking his life.

After I saw "The Sorrow and The Pity" in 1971, I held the belief that any French artist who continued to work during the occupation was a legitimate target for criticism. Since then I have moderated this view somewhat. After all, who among us can honestly say what we would do in a similar situation? While there is no excuse for collaboration, can an artist be criticized for staying in his country and making a protest in the only way he can? I think that is what Clouzot did here, and the result is a masterwork. I only wish this were more widely known and publicized. 10/10

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