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(adaptation) (as Jacques Companeez), (scenario) (as Jacques Companeez) | 2 more credits »
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Paul Meurisse ...
Dominique Coche
Odette Joyeux ...
Andrée Coche
Léo Lapara ...
Alex Grive
Luce Feyrer ...
Janine
Fernand Fabre ...
Emmanuel Costa
Albert Dinan ...
L'inspecteur Perrier (as Dinan)
Charles Mantelet ...
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Robert Noël
Lucien Pascal ...
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Georges Desmoulins
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Le témoin (as Chmara)
Jean Morel
Pamela Wilde ...
Betty
Louis Florencie ...
Gaston (as Florencie)
Jany Vallières ...
Lisette
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30 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This work is not really satisfying.It's pussyfooting all along the movie. The director does not seem to make up his mind: sometimes it's a comedy and the owner of Paul Meurisse's paper provides the comic relief ;and sometimes it's thriller (and I mean thriller ,cause the journalist might die on the guillotine: during his trial,some say he could be sentenced to death)And it is finally a disappointment.

A musician (who is also a womanizer) dies and the aforementioned journalist writes in his paper that it's a murder!Of course everybody buys the rag.But it is really a murder and the reporter becomes the main suspect.All his proofs backfire on himself and his wife (Odette Joyeux) desperately tries to save him.

Most interesting scene: Meurisse's depiction of the crime in the bathtub :six years later,he would be murdered that way in Clouzot's "les Diaboliques"!


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