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Midnight in Paris (1942)

Monsieur La Souris (original title)
On a rainy night, eccentric tramp Mr La Souris finds a corpse. But the body soon vanishes in his car leaving only his wallet. While the police start investigating a missing person report, La Souris concocts a plan to secure his find.

Director:

Georges Lacombe

Writers:

Georges Simenon (novel), Marcel Achard (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Raimu ... Monsieur La Souris
Aimé Clariond ... Simon Negretti (as Aimé Clariond Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... L'inspecteur Lognon (as Bergeron)
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Le commissaire Lucas
Pierre Jourdan ... Frédéric Muller
Marcel Melrac Marcel Melrac ... Jim (as Melrac)
Jo Dervo Jo Dervo ... Fred
Micheline Francey Micheline Francey ... Lucile Boisvin
Marie Carlot Marie Carlot ... Dora
Charles Granval ... Laborde
Gilbert Gil ... Christian Osting
Raymond Aimos ... Cupidon (as Aimos)
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On a rainy night, eccentric tramp Mr La Souris finds a corpse. But the body soon vanishes in his car leaving only his wallet. While the police start investigating a missing person report, La Souris concocts a plan to secure his find.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Mouse and cat
6 September 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A minor but nonetheless interesting director ,Georges Lacombe made at least two very good movies " Pays Sans Etoiles " and "Le Dernier Des Six ";with screenplays written by Pierre Very or the master HG Clouzot (even Tarentino pays a tribute to two of his movies in "Inglourious Basterds"),you play safe anyway.

Like the two aforementioned works ,"Monsieur La Souris" is based on a great writer's book ,Georges Simenon adapted by Marcel Achard.For all that ,the story is not that exciting,being a derivative whodunit with an unexpected twist a la Agatha Christie .The reason why you would watch this is Raimu.Thanks to his huge talent,you never yawn from boredom:he portrays a tramp -his nickname is "La Souris" (the mouse)- on the street ,who gets involved in a criminal affair and plays the occasional detective :he is better at it than the Police (Poirot and Japp,no less).

Raimu's final (very long)lines are priceless and are worth the price of admission alone.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight in Paris See more »

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Films Roger Richebé See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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