MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,168 this week

Retour de manivelle (1957)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  18 September 1957 (France)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 118 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

What do you do when you want to commit suicide whereas you have just had the suicide clause cancelled from your insurance contract ? Just ask your wife ! What do you do when the attractive ... See full summary »

Writers:

(dialogue), (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1482 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
a list of 300 titles
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
a list of 59 titles
created 05 Apr 2014
 
a list of 47 titles
created 02 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Retour de manivelle (1957)

Retour de manivelle (1957) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Retour de manivelle.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Manuel Zarzo, Luis Marín, Óscar Cruz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years, but their relationship is marked by tragic events.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Lucia Bosé, Massimo Girotti, Ferdinando Sarmi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A frustrated young man, separated from his younger girlfriend, gets involved in a juvenile gang.

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan
Bad Blonde (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager.

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk, John Slater
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns The reformed smuggler Stuart Allison finds his missing wife Marion in Hong Kong. Marion has fallen in with a bad crowd and is involved with ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Vince Edwards, Carol Ohmart, Richard Loo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A hit man is hired to kill a mob boss. After the deed is done, he and his driver are wanted dead by rival gangs who joined forces.

Director: Takashi Nomura
Stars: Jô Shishido, Chitose Kobayashi, Jerry Fujio
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.

Director: Denys de La Patellière
Stars: Jean Gabin, Gert Fröbe, George Raft
Pale Flower (1964)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A gangster gets released from prison and has to cope with the recent shifts of power between the gangs, while taking care of a thrill-seeking young woman, who got in bad company while gambling.

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Denys de La Patellière
Stars: Jean Gabin, Annie Ducaux, Jean Desailly
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Grace Chang seduces as Hong Kong's most sensual Carmen ever. The torrid passions of Bizet's famous opera gets a postmodern reading when it is transposed to the noir-like setting of Hong ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Lin Wang
Stars: Grace Chang, Yang Chang, Po Chien Chin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Hélène Fréminger
...
Robert Montillon
Michèle Mercier ...
Jeanne
François Chaumette ...
Charles Babin
Pierre Leproux ...
M. Bost, le créancier
Jean Olivier ...
L' inspecteur-adjoint (as Jean Ollivier)
Hélène Roussel ...
Une secrétaire
...
Eric Fréminger
...
Le commissaire Plantavin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arras ...
Duke, Eric's dog
Olivier Darrieux ...
Un inspecteur
Lucien Frégis ...
Le gendarme
Clara Gansard
Anne Gardel
Guy Tréjan ...
Undetermined Role
Edit

Storyline

What do you do when you want to commit suicide whereas you have just had the suicide clause cancelled from your insurance contract ? Just ask your wife ! What do you do when the attractive new chauffeur surprises you in the process of distorting the truth ? Just make him your lover! But beware : even the most elaborate schemes can backfire ! Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 1957 (France)  »

Also Known As:

There's Always a Price Tag  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tests shot in January 1957 at the Photosonr studios See more »

Quotes

Robert Montillon: Bitch!
Hélène Fréminger: Is it an insult?
Robert Montillon: Bitch!
Hélène Fréminger: Don't use up the word. You might want it later. It was always said to me as a word of love.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Michele Morgan engulfs Daniel Gelin for 300 million in insurance
27 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Retour de Manivelle" (1957), which, by the way has the apt title "Lucifer's Daughter" in the German release, film noir fans (and not) can expect a sumptuous visual treat from an expert. Cinematographer Pierre Montazel had both "Touchez Pas au Grisbi" (1954) and "Razzia" (1955) behind him when he filmed "Retour". I do not know the director's work, but Denys de la Patelliere proficiently adapts the story and delivers as cold-hearted and icy a noir as one is likely to encounter. The music lays out for some selected stretches, making us uncomfortable participants in the cynicism that dominates this story.

The setting is rich, a richly-appointed mansion on the Riviera, a beautiful white convertible cadillac, a sports car and a limousine, servant's quarters, a spotless kitchen with a large cold-storage room, and beautiful occupants too. But this deceives. Peter van Eyck has run through his money and he hates his wife, Michele Morgan, while she hates men in general, although willing to use them. Van Eyck has been so gutted that a revengeful suicide is his way out. A newly-hired chauffeur, Daniel Gelin, becomes Morgan's conquest and hapless tool to fool the insurance company into paying off on the policy. He in turn seduces a new maid, Michele Mercier, as part of a plot that he cannot fully discern, anymore than he can understand the other woman he is making love to, Morgan. Can they fool the shrewd police inspector, Bernard Blier? Chance and Fate have something to say about that.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Retour de manivelle (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?