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Meurtre en 45 tours (1960)

(1961) Danielle Darrieus, Michael Auclair. A singer believes she's being haunted by the ghost of her dead husband...

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Michel Auclair ...
Jean Servais ...
Raymond Gérôme ...
Mathilde Casadesus ...
Elsa
Jacqueline Danno ...
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L'aveugle
Bernard Musson ...
Le valet
Madeleine Barbulée ...
La secrètaire
Ada Lonati ...
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Moureu
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Le vendeur d'autos
Philippe Prince ...
Constantin
René Lamar
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(1961) Danielle Darrieus, Michael Auclair. A singer believes she's being haunted by the ghost of her dead husband...

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Bonjour mon coeur
Lyrics by Robert Chabrier
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A French murder mystery B picture
23 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This French noir is a B film similar to the American ones of the period, although France is not a country we normally associate with B pictures. It was the second feature film directed by the bilingual Belgian director, Etienne Périer. Périer is best known for two English language blockbusters which he directed in 1971: WHEN EIGHT BELLS TOLL and ZEPPELIN, both of which were hits at the time. Ten years earlier, in 1961, he directed BRIDGE TO THE SUN with Carroll Baker, set in Japan. He was thus equally at home with French language and English language films. This French film is available on DVD in a dubbed version, and no subtitled version appears to exist. The film is chiefly of interest because it stars Danielle Darrieux. The story of the film is based upon the novel A COEUR PERDU jointly written by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, who made film history as the authors of the novel filmed by Alfred Hitchcock three years earlier as VERTIGO (1958). This film was remade in 1994 under the title MEURTRE EN MUSIQUE (MURDER BY MUSIC), by the French Canadian director Gabriel Pelletier. The story involves the unhappy marriage of Darrieux to an egotistical husband played by Jean Servais, and her affair with a young pianist. (Darrieux is a popular singer and her husband composes the songs.) The husband is jealous and plots entrapments and revenge, but then is apparently killed in a car crash. However, he then comes back to life and starts claiming in 45 rpm sound recordings that he faked his death and is watching Darrieux's ever move. Everything becomes very complex, especially as the husband had a business partner with shady motives. All of the people in the story are rather unpleasant, one has no sympathy for any of them, and the story is therefore unrewarding because who cares what happens to any of them anyway, But nevertheless, for those interested in the noir genre, I would say that this French film of 1960 is a conscious attempt by the French to imitate the postwar American noir films, and it partially succeeds in doing so. For people interested in the history of the cinema, that is reason enough to be aware of it or even to watch the film.


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