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30 June 1961 (Portugal) See more »
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Mr. Joly, doctor Cordelier's lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people's behavior can be adjusted at will... | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean-Louis Barrault ... Dr. Cordelier / Opale
Teddy Bilis ... Maître Joly
Sylviane Margollé ... Jeune fille
Jean Bertho ... Premier passant
Jacques Ciron ... Deuxième passant
Annick Allières ... Voisine
Dominique Dangon ... Mère de la jeune fille
Jean Topart ... Désiré
Michel Vitold ... Docteur Séverin
Micheline Gary ... Marguerite
Jacques Danoville ... Commissaire Lardaut (as Jacques Dannoville)
André Certes ... Inspecteur Salbris
Jean-Pierre Granval ... Le patron de l'hôtel
Céline Sales ... La première fille
Jacqueline Morane ... Alberte
Ghislaine Dumont ... Suzy
Madeleine Marion ... Juliette
Didier d'Yd ... Georges
Primerose Perret ... Mary
Raymond Jourdan ... L'infirme
Jaque Catelain ... L'Ambassadeur
Régine Blaess ... Femme de l'Ambassadeur
Gaston Modot ... Blaise
Jacqueline Frot ... Camille
Monique Theffo ... Annie
Claude Bourlon ... Lise (as Claudie Bourlon)
Raymone ... Mme des Essarts
Françoise Boyer ... Françoise
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Rouvel ... (scenes deleted)
Bernard Fresson ... Extra (uncredited)

Jean Renoir ... Himself (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean Renoir 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Renoir 
Robert Louis Stevenson  novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (uncredited)

Original Music by
Joseph Kosma 
 
Cinematography by
Georges Leclerc 
 
Film Editing by
Renée Lichtig 
 
Set Decoration by
Marcel-Louis Dieulot 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Dunan  (as Monique Dunand)
 
Production Management
Albert Hollebeke .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Beuchey .... first assistant director
Monique Dunan .... assistant director (as Monique Dunand)
 
Art Department
Yves-André Hubert .... technician
Jean Serge .... art assistant
 
Sound Department
Joseph Richard .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Girod .... framing camera operator
Jean Graglia .... framing camera operator
Pierre Guéguen .... framing camera operator (as Pierre Guegen)
Pierre Lebon .... framing camera operator
Gilbert Perrot-Minnot .... framing camera operator
Arthur Raimondo .... framing camera operator (as Arthur Raymondo)
Gilbert Sandoz .... framing camera operator
 
Other crew
Andrée Gauthey .... script
Marinette Pasquet .... script
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le testament du Docteur Cordelier" - France (original title)
"The Doctor's Horrible Experiment" - USA
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95 min
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This TV program later had a theatrical release.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Good/Bad intentions, 9 September 2010
Author: kosmasp

I can see what everyone who enjoyed the movie sees in the film. There are quite a lot of good intentions in this one. Still the execution (I guess because it was made for TV) is not up to other Renoir movies. It also has dated quite badly. On the other hand, I watched the dubbed version, so I can only criticize the voices that were used, but I can also say that the body acting wasn't up to any good.

It's a shame that this didn't work for me, as it did for some people here, because I love quite a few Renoir movies and I was looking forward to this one. Yes there is a twist to the story, but I actually don't think it is that big a deal. Just because other movies who have adapted this, haven't gone that route (if you wanna know what this is based on, read the other reviews, many do write about it, I don't want to spoil it, in case you wanna watch the movie).

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