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Lovers on a Tightrope (1960)

La corde raide (original title)
Cora, the wife of a wealthy Parisian businessman, Daniel, is involved in an affair with Henri, an unscrupulous garage mechanic who has set his sights on Cora's fortune. Daniel becomes ... See full summary »
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Cora
François Périer ...
Daniel
Geneviève Brunet ...
Isabelle
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Henri
Christine Caron ...
L'infirmière
Marcelle Arnold ...
La standardiste
Annie Andrel ...
La dame du vestaire
Piella Sorano ...
Maria
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Carconi
Pierre Moncorbier ...
Le détective
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Le portier de l'hôpital
Michel Seldow ...
L'homme aux lunettes
Henri Virlojeux ...
Le garçon d'étage (as Henri Virlogeux)
Léonce Corne ...
Le curé
Roger Saget ...
Edouard
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Cora, the wife of a wealthy Parisian businessman, Daniel, is involved in an affair with Henri, an unscrupulous garage mechanic who has set his sights on Cora's fortune. Daniel becomes suspicious and hires a detective to investigate, but the detective is unsuccessful in pinpointing Cora's extramarital activities. Written by Anonymous

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6 April 1960 (France)  »

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Tight rope
7 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

At the time ,in the wake of the success of highly talented Clouzot's "Les Diaboliques" ,a lot of French directors tried their hand at thrillers .This one boasts a great pair of actors (Annie Girardot and François Périer);plus a young Georges Descrieres (the French audience knows as Arsene Lupin in a rather mediocre TV series which did not do the books justice).But the screenplay,based on the eternal love triangle,is as old as the hills and the average viewer has guessed who hides under the bandages as soon as the injured driver appears bedridden in a gloomy hospital.And the ending is a damp squib, a shame for a movie which claims to be a thriller!don't be diabolic!don't you recommend that!


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