When several women are found mutilated and murdered, the Paris police are baffled as to who the killer may be. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is someone (or something) stronger and deadlier than a human.
Mad passions, madder deeds in the Edgar Allan Poe chiller!
Did You Know?
To take advantage of the 3-D process in which it was originally released, throughout the film, characters and objects are thrown at the lens, move toward the camera or are quickly zoomed in on. While this may have elicited gasps and applause from 1954 movie audiences, when seeing it shown "flat" as it is on television, this becomes both intrusive and distracting. See more
Although set in turn-of-the-century Paris, there's a scene in the movie, when the police inspector and Paul Dupin visit the fair to watch the acrobats at work, where you can see the famous Warner Studios water tower in the background for a brief moment. See more
These days inspector everything is Freud or it is nothing, Freud and the libido, anything new, especialy from zoologists like myself...
Prof. Paul Dupin
...At least has a reception here. Dr. Marais maintains that in all forms of life, from the micro to man, the killer instinct lies latent.
Held in check for most of us, but for others igniting under certain hatred, or passion, or a crowning frustration, or a total collapse of one's beliefs...
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'X' rating. See more
Version of Murders in the Rue Morgue
Auprès de ma blonde ('Le Prisonnier de Hollande')
(uncredited) See more