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Deadlier Than the Male (1956)

Voici le temps des assassins... (original title)
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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André Chatelin
Danièle Delorme ...
Catherine
Robert Arnoux ...
Bouvier
Liliane Bert ...
Antoinette
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Gérard Delacroix
Lucienne Bogaert ...
Gabrielle
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Monsieur Prévost (as Aimé Clariond Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Gabrielle Fontan ...
Madame Jules
Germaine Kerjean ...
Madame Chatelin mère (as Germaine Kerjean de la Comédie Française)
Robert Manuel ...
Mario Bonnacorsi (as Robert Manuel Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Robert Pizani ...
Le Président
Jean-Paul Roussillon ...
Amédée (as Jean-Paul Roussillon de la Comédie Française)
Gaby Basset ...
La femme de charge de la guinguette
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Le client au régime
Olga Valéry ...
La duchesse
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André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André left more than twenty years before. As Gabrielle has just died, André accepts to accommodate Catherine first, then gives her a job in his restaurant before finally marrying her. But the angel-faced young lady might well be a devil in disguise. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Female of the Species - The face of an angel...The arms of the devil

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Drama | Thriller

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13 April 1956 (France)  »

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Deadlier Than the Male  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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French censorship visa #17.767. See more »

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Featured in Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016) See more »

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La complainte des assassins
Music by Jean Wiener
Lyrics by Julien Duvivier
Performed by Germaine Montero
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I can't believe...
5 August 2013 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

No, I can't believe that this film only get 3 users reviews, 419 voters, and not even one topic on its message board! It is one of the four immortal masterpieces —along with "Pépé le Moko", "La fin du jour" and "Panique"— of an immortal master, Julien Duvivier.

All in there is at the very top (and even the over-the-top is at the top!).

A clockwork scenario, the sharp dialogues, a cinematography like they knew how to make. And the best own's performances for Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Lucienne Bogaert.

See it! Watch Duvivier's movies! Vive le cinéma!

Didier_fort at hotmail.com


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