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Experiment in Evil (1959)

Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (original title)
TV-PG | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 4 July 1960
Mr. Joly, doctor Cordelier's lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people's behavior can be adjusted at will...

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writer:

Jean Renoir
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Dr. Cordelier / Opale
Teddy Bilis Teddy Bilis ... Maître Joly
Sylviane Margollé Sylviane Margollé ... Jeune fille
Jean Bertho Jean Bertho ... Premier passant
Jacques Ciron Jacques Ciron ... Deuxième passant
Annick Allières Annick Allières ... Voisine
Dominique Dangon Dominique Dangon ... Mère de la jeune fille
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Désiré
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... Docteur Séverin
Micheline Gary Micheline Gary ... Marguerite
Jacques Danoville Jacques Danoville ... Commissaire Lardaut (as Jacques Dannoville)
André Certes André Certes ... Inspecteur Salbris
Jean-Pierre Granval Jean-Pierre Granval ... Le patron de l'hôtel
Céline Sales Céline Sales ... La première fille
Jacqueline Morane Jacqueline Morane ... Alberte
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Mr. Joly, doctor Cordelier's lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people's behavior can be adjusted at will...

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This Hyde doesn't use make-up
25 June 2008 | by ghostofmrpalmerSee all my reviews

GPeoples-2 Made a comment about the lead actor's "rudimentary's make-up". The fact is Barrualt used no make-up, or camera tricks in his transformation. Barrualt was one of the most respected mime artists ever to live, displaying his talents in "Les Enfants du Paradise", and this brilliant film. His transformation is absolutely brilliant, and quite shocking to watch. Jean Renoir was one of the best directors who ever lived, and the fact that he made this brilliant made for TV film so late in his career, 1959, is a testament to his talents as a director and storyteller.

If you can get a hold of this film I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 July 1960 (Sweden) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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