It's easy to be awed by the achievements of Frog Cinema and forget that they regularly send out all that classy talent to make something as feeble as Hollywood at it's most crass.
This one is a big, handsomely mounted black and white 'scope piece connected to some Simenon story and fronted up by the admirable Lino Ventura and the superb Annie Giradot their peaks. She does her best trying to make his port girl friend into a real life person despite the attentions of an army of make up men and hair dressers. The water front setting holds promise but the mechanical handling of a dim script wastes whatever effort has gone into the thing.
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