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)

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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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Alternate-language version of The Fortress (1947) See more »

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Quebec Concerto
Composed by Andre Mathieu
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Great noir atmosphere and city setting
25 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good Canadian film. On the face of it, one would expect a strictly routine lady reporter investigating some unusual doings, but it's much more than that. I won't spoil the intricate plot, but it does take concentration to follow. Paul Lukas is, of course, his usual magnificent self The camera work is especially good and the backdrop of a city that most Americans didn't see very much of on the screen is quite good. The classical tone set by Helmut Dantine's character's composition, The Quebec Concerto, is very impressive.

One realizes who the villain is from his first appearance and yet the movie achieves not quite Hitchcockian suspense by the end. This is indeed an unjustly overlooked film.


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