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Web of Fear (1964)

Constance aux enfers (original title)
A lonely widow longing for love.

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Constance
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Pascale
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Hugo
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Marie-Cecile
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Student
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Sartori
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Detective
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Estrella Frades
Vicente Gallart
Ricardo G. Lilló
María del Pilar Marcos
Thierry Thibaud
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Constance Brunel ,a forty-something widow ,involuntary witnesses a murder: following a quarrel, Hugo ,a handsome young man ,strangles his lover,Pascale.The criminal takes refuge in Constance's apartment.She falls in love with him.Shortly after, she receives anonymous letters to squeeze money out of her.Soon,she discovers she has been framed :Hugo 's mistress is not dead .Constance's revenge will be ruthless. Written by dbdumonteil

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Crime | Mystery

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August 1966 (USA)  »

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Constance goes to hell.She does?
20 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Like Clouzot at the end of "Les Diaboliques" ,the director warns the audience: please,don't tell your friends the ending of my story!don't spoil their pleasure!

What pleasure ?The beginning is a pale imitation of "rear window" and the movie continues as a "Diaboliques " rip off ;only the last third shows some originality,so to speak:the average viewer can guess the ending at least twenty minutes before the "unexpected " end .

Why on earth did Michele Morgan get involved in that business?Her character of a lonely widow longing for love verges on ridicule;and anyway how could the young lovers be sure she would be so naive?The supporting cast is either almost unbearable (Dany Saval,Maria Pacome) or bland (the young gigolo).

Even the last "trick" is borrowed from Maurice Cam's "Metropolitain" (1938).

The score includes Vivaldi's "four seasons" and Sidney Bechet's "Petite Fleur"


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