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Sérénade au bourreau (1951)

 -  Crime  -  31 May 1951 (France)
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Paul Meurisse ...
William A. Schomberg
Tilda Thamar ...
Irène Schomberg
Gérard Landry ...
Didier Laurent
Véra Norman ...
Paula Cherry
Julien Bertheau ...
Lorenzi
Antonin Berval ...
Inspecteur Léon Fourasse
Solange Varenne ...
Mélie
Jean Pignol ...
Gilbert
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Alfred Arlais
Jacques Bougheriou
Henri Cote
Lisa Dorel
Claire Genet
Lucien Hector
Marcel Melrac
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Giustizia senza processo  »

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Not stellar
11 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Some critics think that Jean Stelli had a gift for thrillers.I don't.His only claim to fame,so to speak ,is a tear jerker called "Le Voile Bleu" which made lots and lots of people cry in the Occupation years.At least,"Le Voile Bleu" had a gifted actress,Gaby Morlay.

Here the screenplay is so far-fetched that ,after thirty minutes,the viewer takes no further interest in it.

One can ,at a pinch, save two things: -the hero,Didier ,(Gerard Landry),who was traumatized in WW2,gets mad every time he hears a motorcycle or a firework,noises which look like machine guns.

-a curious "flashforward" shows Didier on the train,with his sweating brow,remembering the acrobat's fall when the accident is occurring.

Word to the wise: take Stelli's "Les Cinq Tulipes Rouges" instead;no masterpiece,but a solid screenplay and a nice documentary side on the Tour De France,sixty years ago.


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