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Crime Does Not Pay (1962)

Le crime ne paie pas (original title)
After viewing an unusual film about murder and the irony of fate, a man deliberately steps in front of a slow-moving vehicle, planning to use the minor accident which should result as an ... See full summary »

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Lucienne Marsais (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
Edwige Feuillère ...
Dona Lucrezia (segment "Le masque")
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Gabrielle Fenayrou (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
Rina Morelli ...
Teresa - la confidente (segment "Le masque")
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Jeanne Hugues (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
Perrette Pradier ...
Hélène (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
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Francesca Sabelli (segment "Le masque")
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Martin Fenayrou (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
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L'inquisiteur (segment "Le masque")
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Angelo Giraldi (segment "Le masque")
Paul Guers ...
Le docteur Mathieu (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
Serge Lifar ...
Le valet chinois (segment "Le masque")
Christian Marquand ...
Louis Aubert (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
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Clovis Hugues (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
Jean Servais ...
Ernest Vaughan (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
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After viewing an unusual film about murder and the irony of fate, a man deliberately steps in front of a slow-moving vehicle, planning to use the minor accident which should result as an alibi for his own wife's murder which he has already engineered. However, what actually occurs is a very different scenario about the "art" of murder. Written by alfiehitchie

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early forgotten crime Oury
27 June 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

No review for this rediscovered gem directed by Gérard Oury is a mystery. Wonderfully written by Jeanson, Aurenche, Bost, Tachella, brilliantly photographed by Christian Matras (who always sublimated graphically scripts already intelligent), great cast perfectly directed by Gérard Oury (Brasseur, Girardot, Servais, Noiret, Marquand, de Funès and what a gift for his wife Michèle Morgan in great danger).

This movie is another amazing brainstorming of Great French Cinematographic Artisans, each sketch has some powerful scenes. The only fault in this movie is the last sketch written by Frederic Dard who has less talent than the previous screenwriters. Anyway, this Gérard Oury gem is Pure French Cinema.

I don't know if that early Oury's movie worked, but if not, I suggest distributors to release in a dozen theatres in France this talented Crime Ne Paie Pas, I'm sure it would nicely score and become a new hit by Gérad Oury, even if not a comedy.


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