When a nagging wife commits suicide, her husband is threatened with a murder frame by his lawyer, unless he kills a certain female reporter for him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Dantine ...
Michel Lacoste
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Albert Frédéric
John Pratt ...
Mr. Durant
Joy Lafleur ...
Blanche Lacoste
George Alexander ...
Police Inspector
Arthur Lefebvre ...
Sleigh Driver
Mimi D'Estée ...
Renée Brancourt
Henri Poitras ...
Assistant Police Inspector
R.J. Jarvis ...
John
Louis-Philippe Hébert ...
Hotel Clerk
Albert Cloutier ...
Waiter
Palmieri ...
Archivist
Ovila Légaré ...
Detective
Neil O'Keefe ...
Messenger
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Storyline

A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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20 November 1947 (USA)  »

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Crime City  »

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Hotel Clerk: After Mary asks the desk clerk to ring for M. Lacoste, he shouts up the stairs for him, turns to Mary and says, sarcastically, No - it's not the Ritz.
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Quebec Concerto
Composed by Andre Mathieu
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An extremely uneven movie with excellent music
12 November 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

The early parts of this movie were terribly confusing to me. True, the print I saw was terrible. It looked like 8 millimeter. However, I hung in because of its interesting cast and indeed, it picks up: Mary Anderson was a very appealing actress. Too bad she never became a star. Helmut Dantine was very handsome and his acting is very good, too. And of course, top-billed, we have Paul Lukas. Only four years after his Osacr-winning performance in "Watch on the Rhine," here he is at Eagle-Lion. Talk about the curse of the statue! From its introduction, the music is exceptionally good. The Dantine character is a composer. He has written a piano concerto, which we hear in pieces and then in performance. (Not all of it is performed but it looks like a real orchestra really playing it.) I can't think of a better piece written for a movie except the Korngold cello concerto for the deliriously wonderful "Deception." I love that movie and I love his music. That piece, stripped of the name of Claude Rains's composer, Alexander Hollenius, is now performed and often recorded by major orchestras, as the Korngold Cello Concerto.

Once this movie finds its footing, it's very intriguing. But till then, it's really pretty bad.


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