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La nuit du carrefour (1932)

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.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

Georges Simenon (novel), Jean Renoir (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pierre Renoir ... Le commissaire Maigret
Georges Térof Georges Térof ... Lucas (as G. Terof)
Winna Winifried Winna Winifried ... Else Andersen (as Winna Winfried)
Georges Koudria Georges Koudria ... Carl Andersen (as George Koudria)
Dignimont Dignimont ... Oscar
G.A. Martin G.A. Martin ... Granjean (as Martin)
Michel Duran Michel Duran ... Jojo
Jean Gehret Jean Gehret ... Emile Michonnet (as Gehret)
Boulicot Boulicot ... Un gendarme
Max Dalban Max Dalban ... Le docteur (as Dalban)
Roger Gaillard Roger Gaillard ... Le boucher (as Gaillard)
Jean Mitry Jean Mitry ... Arsène
Jane Pierson Jane Pierson ... Mme Michonnet
Manuel Raaby ... Guido (as Rabby)
Lucie Vallat Lucie Vallat ... Michelle, la femme d'Oscar
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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.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Danish

Release Date:

18 April 1932 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite da Encruzilhada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Georges Simenon was living on a houseboat when his novel was published in 1931. Very shortly afterwards, he was sitting on the deck of his boat, typing a new novel, when a large car drew up on the quay to which it was moored, and a stranger got out. It was Jean Renoir, a film-maker Simenon admired but did not know, who went straight up to him and made an offer for the film rights on the spot. Simenon accepted immediately and the deal went through with no further complications - quite possibly the quickest and most straightforward sale of film rights to a novel in movie history. The two men were lifelong friends thereafter and Simenon was devastated by Jean Renoir's death, some 47 years later. See more »

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Inept early Renoir.
2 July 2003 | by magus-9See all my reviews

I was surprised at how awkward, amateurish and even inept this early Renoir film was. Admittedly, there are moments of greatness where one sees the later master, particularly in some closer shots, where one can see fine, detailed, subtle acting. But for the most part of the film, this is a clumsily executed work of poor technical quality, and shaky narrative control. A sequence such as the night-time car chase is technically very brave for this period, but this doesn't excuse it for its poor realisation; one can be sure that Murnau would never have accepted such shoddy work. If one compares LA NUIT DU CARREFOUR with other films made in 1932, such as QUEEN CHRISTINA or GRAND HOTEL, one can see how inelegant and primitive this film's mise-en-scene is. I write this negative review merely to share with other people my disappointment; I travelled to see this film in a rare screening at London's NFT, but felt that I shouldn't have bothered.


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