Up 3,191 this week

Portrait d'un assassin (1949)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot



(dialogue), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1868 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
a list of 4647 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
list image
a list of 175 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Portrait d'un assassin (1949)

Portrait d'un assassin (1949) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Portrait d'un assassin.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mandragore (1952)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A scientist creates a beautiful "perfect woman", but since she is artificial, she seems soul-less and with no sense of morality, she brings ruin to all around her.

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt
Stars: Hildegard Knef, Erich von Stroheim, Karlheinz Böhm
Napoléon (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry
Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu
Queen Kelly (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues. Gilles charms Anne, Hughes' daughter, while Dominique charms both ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux
Sudan (1945)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she ... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey
Wicked City (1949)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When his freighter pulls into Marseille, Canadian seaman Eric Martin falls in love with Dolores, a "cabaret girl" (American version of her prostitute in the French version) at the "Kitcat" ... See full summary »

Director: François Villiers
Stars: Maria Montez, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lilli Palmer
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A pair of explorers stumble across a lost city of the jungle ruled by a mysterious queen.

Directors: Gregg C. Tallas, John Brahm, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Maria Montez, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dennis O'Keefe
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Primo Zeglio
Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Maria Montez, Milly Vitale
Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A beautiful tavern-keeper finds herself getting caught up in a war between Italy and Turkey.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Maria Montez, Paul Hubschmid, Massimo Serato
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Maria Montez, Rod Cameron, Mikhail Rasumny
The Exile (1947)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Charles II, the King of England, finds himself in exile in Holland, where he falls in love with a beautiful farm-girl.

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maria Montez, Rita Corday


Complete credited cast:
Christina de Rinck
Fabius / Jean
Fred (as Dalio)
Marcel Dieudonné ...
Les Fratellini ...
Jules Berry ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Drama | Thriller


See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 November 1949 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Portrait of an Assassin  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In an interview, Orson Welles said that he and Charles Lederer were hired by the producers to rewrite the script. They wrote a new script in just a few weeks, but the producers didn't use it, didn't make the last payment on their salaries, and on top of that, sued them. See more »


Lucienne de Rinck: And a little advice: Don't try to kill me off before dessert. The cook makes a remarkable omlette soufflé.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

My God She Really Could Act!
8 July 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I FINALLY got my DVD of Portrait of an Assasin today. It took a little longer than anticipated but it was well worth the wait.

This movie proves Maria Montez could act quite well, given the proper venue. Though in french, I enjoyed it thoroughly. It would have been nice had the actors had done an english version......not just dubbed by anyone. But alas it was not! Hearing Maria do french was interesting. Though handled well, you could tell it wasn't her native tongue. Unlike the French actors, she enuciated her lines so they were understandable. Personally I think the reason Maria had such a problem with her acting in her english movies is that she (undoubtly at the request of the studio) had to re-aquire her spanish accent, which she had lost years prior........Yes Virginia, Maria was faking her own accent!!!

I find it peculiar how there seems to be a problem with Maria character's name. Even the DVD cover mistakenly listed it as Catherine. Doesn't anyone ever actually view the movies before writing stuff about it?

Now Speaking of the DVD cover. WHY did they put Maria on the back of it instead of the front? She was first billed in the actual movie credits. To add insult to injury they took 2 of the supporting actors, Arletty & Von Stronheim and gave them the billing on the cover like they were the stars of it when they were NOT.........So What is up with this thing about not putting Maria on the cover of her own movies???? Arabian Nights was like this also.

There's a bit of trivia that you might find interesting about this movie. Henri Decoin wrote this movie and went on to direct L'Affaire des Poisons in 1955. A movie about Catherine DeShayes the Satanic High Priestess of 17th century Paris. It looks like the pinkie Ring Arletty was wearing thoughout the movie may have been a special one belonging to Miss DeShayes. And it is said that Maria became the owner of it after the movie was done shooting.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song from the Film? wglenn
Discuss Portrait d'un assassin (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: