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Double Crime in the Maginot Line (1937)

Double crime sur la ligne Maginot (original title)
| Drama | 7 May 1939 (USA)
Murder on the Maginot LIne, a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s.

Director:

Félix Gandéra
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Cast

Credited cast:
Victor Francen ... Capitaine Bruchot
Jacques Baumer Jacques Baumer ... Inspecteur Finois
Fernand Fabre Fernand Fabre ... Commandant d'Espinac
Véra Korène ... Anna Bruchot
Henri Guisol ... Lieutenant Capelle (as Henry Guisol)
Geymond Vital ... Lieutenant Le Guenn (as Vital)
Albert Weiss Albert Weiss ... Lieutenant Kuntz
Pierre Magnier ... Le colonel
Georges Spanelly Georges Spanelly ... Lennard
Jacques Vitry Jacques Vitry ... Magistrat
Maxime Fabert Maxime Fabert ... Gunsmith
Jacques Berlioz Jacques Berlioz ... Commandant Malatre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernard Blier
André Carnège André Carnège
Janine Darcey Janine Darcey
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Commander D'Espignac is slain in a fortress of the Maginot Line ( a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany. )Captain Bruchot is the main suspect ,for he had a quarrel with the victim the day before. Bruchot,helped by superintendent Finois will unmask the killer: three officers who may be guilty and a German infiltrated the French forces. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skrivnost Maginotove črte See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A walk on the Maginot line.
16 June 2017 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The Maginot Line , named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany. (Wikipedia) .Unfortunately,it did not prevent the Germans from invading France in 1940.

The movie was filmed on the Maginot line -one can wonder whether it is a propaganda movie-and it is the main interest of the film today .We enter the place with its different levels ;in France ,we often hear about this line,but if you want to see how it was ,it is really the movie to chose.

Based on a Pierre Nord novel ,the screenplay is a muddled affair ;an officer,Bruchot, is jealous of one of his colleagues ,D'Espinac ,who made a more brilliant career than him ;besides he covets his wife and a quarrel breaks.The day after D'Espignac is murdered and Bruchot becomes the main suspect .It is essentially a whodunit :three officers can have committed the crime and a German infiltrated the French forces.Aristocratic Victor Francen investigates to clear his name.

Today ,the documentary side is much more interesting than the mediocre plot.

Jean Delannoy was the (obscure,nowadays) director's assistant ,and he said that this man was probably addicted to a drug (possibly cocaine)


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