Back from a stay in the Far East, a woman who knew the names of the chiefs of a drug ring is murdered. Georges Masse, the famous reporter, decides to investigate, accompanied by his ... See full summary »
Back from a stay in the Far East, a woman who knew the names of the chiefs of a drug ring is murdered. Georges Masse, the famous reporter, decides to investigate, accompanied by his faithful photographer P'tit Louis. He will come across some unappetizing characters like M. Dubois, a killer, Luigi Costelli, a dangerous trafficker and a beautiful but dubious lady, Suzanne Wilson. After being himself suspected, Masse will make the truth triumph. Written by
In the old days, movie theatres always presents a double feature. The star film was a big production, and the first film of the program was a B-Movie. In the USA, Republic pictures made a lot of these low budgets movies. We have the same in France. André Hunebelle was the king of the low-budget French films in the 1950's. Note that B-Movie don't mean Bad Movie. It's just a bit cheapier than the star film. Here's we have a playboy newspaper man (Rouleau) playing the detective better than the dumb detective (Roquevert). We also have bad oriental men. They're also dumb and laughs in a very funny way (Gnark! Gnark! Gnark!). And, of course, we have blondes (who are not so dumb!). This is a fast action movie, with funny dialogues. This is perfect for a sunday matinee double feature in 1950! But today, we can look at it the same way we look at Republic Pictures. Martine Carol will be a star of this kind of movie, so is Raymond Rouleau.
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