Several men have been murdered lately, mostly rich lovers on their way to meet their mistresses with gifts of fine jewelry. To fight this scourge, King Louis XIV decides to create a special... See full summary »

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Madeleine von Scuderi
Willy A. Kleinau ...
René Cardillac
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Madelon Cardillac
Roland Alexandre ...
Olivier Brusson
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St, Croix
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Miossens
Mathieu Ahlersmeyer ...
König Louis XIV
Alexander Engel ...
La Regnie
Hans-Peter Thielen ...
Degrais
Johannes Arpe ...
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La Martiniere
Pat Svenson ...
1. Hofdame
Ruth Arnim ...
2. Hofdame
Alf Östlund ...
Theaterdirektor
Gerd Frickhöffer ...
De la Fare
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Several men have been murdered lately, mostly rich lovers on their way to meet their mistresses with gifts of fine jewelry. To fight this scourge, King Louis XIV decides to create a special court named "La chambre ardente", designed to find and punish the perpetrators of such heinous crimes. An unexpected person, Mademoiselle de Scudéry, the famous poetess, will find herself entangled in the web of a criminal intrigue linked with the jewel murders, along with a a goldsmith, his daughter and her fiancé... Written by Guy Bellinger

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29 July 1955 (East Germany)  »

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Die Schätze des Teufels  »

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Final film of Henny Porten. See more »

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