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Au nom de la loi (1932)

A policeman is killed when he tries to investigate a case involving cocaine traffic. The only evidence of the crime is a white female's bloodstained glove found in an abandoned taxi and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Paul Bringuier (novel), Paul Bringuier (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marcelle Chantal ... Sandra
Régine Dancourt Régine Dancourt ... Mireille
Gabriel Gabrio ... Amédée
Jean Marchat Jean Marchat ... Marcel
Jean Dax ... Chevalier
José Noguéro José Noguéro ... Gonzalès
Harry Nestor Harry Nestor ... Comte de Bullack (as Nestor Ariani)
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... Ludovic
Geo Laby Geo Laby ... Clamart
Charles Vanel ... Lancelot
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A policeman is killed when he tries to investigate a case involving cocaine traffic. The only evidence of the crime is a white female's bloodstained glove found in an abandoned taxi and a revolver. After thorough researches, the police will be tightening the circle around a woman of Polish origin. Written by jsanchez

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 May 1933 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Em Nome da Lei See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé-Natan See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Ban-do-ui bom (1941) See more »

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The French cops investigate..
8 August 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Maurice Tourneur,who was back in France in the early thirties,made an undistinguished work "Accusée Levez-Vous" which was pure filmed stage production style.But "Au Nom de La Loi" is a return to good directing ,as far as cinema is concerned.The ending,when the traffickers are encircled in their flat while a crowd is watching in the street,probably stems from Tourneur's American career.Alfred HItchcock 's final scene in "the man who knew too much" (1934) is similar.Even Marcel Carné's "Le Jour se Lève" (1939)owes something to it,including teargas.

The French Police investigate drug traffickers.Among them is a dangerous femme fatale ,Sandra (Marcelle Chantal,cast against type,for she was par excellence the bourgeois woman of the French melodrama),with whom a young cop,Marcel (Jean Marchat)falls in love. A whole scene shows the two lovers smoking dope on a boat.

Charles Vanel who made more movies than any other French actors,is cast as Lancelot (sic) the loyal cop.


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