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How many Simenon's detective stories were adapted for the screen?It has become impossible to tell.This Gilles Grangier effort is acceptable if not particularly memorable stuff.
A nouveau riche ,(Gabin)who climbed the career ladder, is owning now the whole harbor of "La Rochelle" as people say.He struggled all his life to be king ,but it does not prevent his wife (Melinand) to leave him for a younger man.In search of the unfaithful wife,Gabin discovers a lot of things about himself.
That said,and because the screenplay is unspectacular ,it does not compare favorably with Simenon's great adaptations (Duvivier's "panique" ,Delannoy's "Maigret tend un piège" and even Molinaro's "la mort de Belle").
The ferryboat,which used to link La Rochelle and the île de Ré is now a thing of the past.They built a bridge.
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