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Carnival of Sinners (1943)

La main du diable (original title)
Approved | | Fantasy, Horror | 7 April 1947 (USA)
Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Jean-Paul Le Chanois (screenplay), Gérard de Nerval (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Pierre Fresnay ... Roland Brissot
Josseline Gaël ... Irène
Noël Roquevert ... Mélisse
Guillaume de Sax Guillaume de Sax ... Gibelin
Palau ... Le petit homme
Pierre Larquey ... Ange
André Gabriello André Gabriello ... Le dîneur (as Gabriello)
Antoine Balpêtré ... Denis
Marcelle Rexiane Marcelle Rexiane ... Madame Denis (as Rexiane)
André Varennes André Varennes ... Le colonel
Georges Chamarat ... Duval
Jean Davy Jean Davy ... Le mousquetaire
Jean Despeaux Jean Despeaux ... Le boxeur
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Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this world, and after one year the devil comes and asks for his due... Written by Yepok

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It will hold you spellbound with its story of a man who sells his soul...for a woman's love...only to be haunted by the hidden secret of 7 generations

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Fantasy | Horror

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Referenced in Futurama: The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings (2003) See more »

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Endless agreements with Devil!!!
4 January 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

A near masterpiece almost forgotten for the past, this french movie made by still obscure to me Jacques Tourner's father, an astonishing dark tale about devil's endless agreements with some people end up with a untalented painter who try everything to pay the Devil without success, told by flashback with utmost wealth of details since the beginning, when you realize this sorrowful Devil's prey there is no future come out an unexpected final, striing example how make a great movie on a tight budge,supported by a perceptive screemplay this gem should be object of study for news filmakers such innovating and stylized story!!!

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First watch: 2018 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 9.5


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 April 1947 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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