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One Step to Eternity ()

Bonnes à tuer (original title)
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Francois Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming at... See more »

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Constance Andrieux
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François Roques dit Larry
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Véra Volpone
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William Jordan, l'américain
Lyla Rocco ...
Cécile Germain-Thomas
Roberto Risso ...
Mario Mirador, l'amant de Véra
Gil Delamare ...
Forestier, un ami de François
Miriam Di San Servolo ...
Maggy Lang (as Myriam Petacci)
Ky Duyen ...
Bao, le serviteur
Émile Genevois ...
Le postier
Jean Berton ...
Un inspecteur
Jean Sylvère ...
L'aveugle
Anne-Marie Mersen
Jean Duval
Louis Viret
Jean-Michel Rouzière
Jacques Jouanneau ...
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Raymond Gérôme ...
Un client de la boîte
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Franck Maurice ...
Un agent (uncredited)

Directed by

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Henri Decoin

Written by

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Patricia McGerr ... (novel "Follow as the Night")
 
Henri Decoin ... (screenplay) &
Henri Decoin ... (dialogue) &
Jean de Baroncelli ... (screenplay) &
Jean de Baroncelli ... (dialogue) &
J.C. Eger ... (dialogue) &
J.C. Eger ... (screenplay)

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Raymond Eger ... producer

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René Sylviano

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Robert Lefebvre ... (as Robert Le Febvre)

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Etiennette Muse
Denise Reiss

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Etiennette Muse ... assistant editor

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Jean d'Eaubonne

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Pierre Balmain ... (gowns and hats)

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Yvonne Fortuna ... makeup artist
Huguette LaLaurette ... hair stylist
Jean Paul Ulysse ... makeup artist (as Jean Ulysse)

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Léon Carré ... production manager
Michel Choquet ... unit production manager

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Fabien Collin ... first assistant director
Michel Deville ... second assistant director

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Robert Christidès ... set dresser (as Christides)
Jacques Gut ... assistant production designer

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Pierre-Louis Calvet ... sound (as Pierre Calvet)

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Nicolas Wilcké ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

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Roger Delpuech ... camera operator
Henri Thibault ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Suzanne Durrenberger ... script supervisor
Paula Dehelly ... voice dubbing: Myriam Petacci (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Francois Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming at his penthouse apartment. He plans on one of them to meet death by means of a loose railing on the balcony. The invitees are: Constance, Francois' first wife, whose love and integrity also stood in the way of his schemes; Vera Volpone, his second wife, from whom he is seeking a divorce, and who, with the aid of her lover, is blackmailing Ffancois; Maggy, his mistress who aids him in his illegal transactions; and Cecile, his fiancée, who is pregnant by another man. The women arrive, tension overwhelms them and the host, three of the women depart...and Francois is alone with his intended victim. Despite a misleading Review/Comment on this site-page, the keyword is "intended." Written by Les Adams

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Taglines He Wanted One of Four Women...And He Wanted Her Dead! (original USA poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Quattro donne nella notte (Italy)
  • One Step to Eternity (United States)
  • Vrouwen in de nacht (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Tyttöjä murhattavaksi (Finland)
  • Quatro para Jantar (Portugal)
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Trivia The original American novel "Follow as the night" by Patricia McGerr won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France in 1952, when it was translated into French under the title "Bonnes à tuer". See more »

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