A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.
Did You Know?
Several critics in 1932 noted that there seemed to be certain necessary scenes missing, and queried whether or not the film had been cut. Other sources suggested that some footage shot on location had been lost en route to the film laboratories in Paris. By the time the discrepancies had been discovered, Jean Renoir was already at work on another film and re-takes were impossible. Years later, after Renoir's death, Georges Simenon claimed that Renoir had been deeply unhappy and drinking heavily throughout the shoot (his first marriage had lately broken up) and had simply neglected to film certain necessary scenes. Simenon also said he had been approached to appear in newly-filmed inserts in which he would explain what the missing footage would have contained - an absurd idea which he rejected out of hand. See more