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Quai des Orfèvres (1947)

Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Emile Lafour, un chauffeur de taxi
Jeanne Fusier-Gir ...
Claudine Dupuis ...
Manon
Charles Dullin ...
Georges Brignon
Henri Arius ...
Léopardi, l' éditeur de musique (as Arius)
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Le gendarme Poitevin (as Blavette)
René Blancard ...
Le commissaire principal de la P.J. (as R. Blancard)
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Paulo, un truand (as R. Dalban)
Jean Daurand ...
L'inspecteur Picard (as J. Daurand)
Jean Dunot ...
Nitram - un chanteur comique (as J. Dunot)
Jacques Grétillat ...
Auguste (as J. Grétillat)
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Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in order to get some engagements, he looses his temper and threatens Brignon with death. But Jenny went anyway to a rendez-vous at the old man's, who is murdered the same evening. The criminal investigations are lead by Inspector Antoine... Written by Yepok

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5 March 1948 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,139 (USA) (1 November 2002)

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$152,961 (USA) (1 August 2003)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Clouzot wrote almost two-thirds of the film only having read the novel years before, recalling it from memory, since it was out of print by the time he started the screenplay. When Stanislas-André Steeman saw the film, he was furious about the differences between the novel and the film. See more »

Goofs

When Antoine is repeating Maurice's deposition to the typist, he says that the confrontation between Maurice and Brignon at the restaurant took place on Wednesday, December 2, 1946. In 1946, December 2 fell on a Monday. See more »

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Soundtracks

Avec son Tralala
Music by Francis Lopez
Lyrics by André Hornez
Performed by Suzy Delair
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Surprisingly light comedy-thriller from Clouzot
25 April 2014 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that the same Henri-Georges Clouzot who made "Le Corbeau", "Le Salaire de la Peur" and "Les Diaboliques" made this terrific comedy-thriller. It's about the murder of a loathsome businessman and impresario and the three main suspects are one of his potential protégés, (Suzy Delair), her jealous husband, (Bernard Blier), and a female photographer, (Simone Renant). Louis Jouvet is the investigating inspector and his methods are, to say the least, somewhat unorthodox. The setting, superbly captured by Clouzot and his cameraman, Armand Thirard, is the seedy milieu of the Parisian music-halls. It's very funny and beautifully acted and less obvious than its surface suggests. But perhaps the most surprising thing is that the usually morose to the point of morbidity Clouzot could display such a light touch. A real treat.


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