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Leda (1959)

À double tour (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 14 November 1959 (Italy)
A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Stanley Ellin (novel), Paul Gégauff (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Robinson ... Thérèse Marcoux
Antonella Lualdi ... Léda
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Laszlo Kovacs
Jacques Dacqmine ... Henri Marcoux
Jeanne Valérie ... Elisabeth
Bernadette Lafont ... Julie, the maid
André Jocelyn André Jocelyn ... Richard Marcoux
Mario David ... Roger, the milkman
László Szabó ... Vlado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Dino André Dino ... The police inspector
Raymond Pélissier Raymond Pélissier ... The gardener
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Storyline

Leda, the flirt of Monsieur Marcoux is murdered. His wife and the police think, that the murderer was the milk-man, the friend of the maid, but Marcoux' daughter's fiance Lazo, who is aware of the corrupt situation in that family doesn't agree with them. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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An intruder in the life of a family...was she really guileless?

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 1959 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Leda See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Madeleine Robinson won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress in 1959 for her role in this film. See more »

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Referenced in Breathless (1960) See more »

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Serenade in B-flat Major
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Who Killed the Mistress?
4 September 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the countryside of France, the dysfunctional House of Marcoux is in crisis: the patriarch Henri Marcoux (Jacques Dacqmine) has a love affair with the gorgeous red-haired neighbor Léda (Antonella Lualdi), a lonely artist that has just arrived from Japan. However Henri does not want the divorce, since he is interested in the vineyard, the house and the income that belong to his wife Thérèse Marcoux (Madeleine Robinson) and the children.

Thérèse is a traditional bourgeoisie woman that is worried with the appearance and gossips about her family. Their son Richard Marcoux (André Jocelyn) is a weirdo that loves classic music and is attached to his mother. Their daughter Elisabeth (Jeanne Valérie) is dating the reckless gold-digger Laszlo Kovacs (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who has become friend of Henri and does not respect Thérèse. Their maid Julie (Bernadette Lafont) is an easy woman that has sex with the milkman Roger (Mario David). When Léda is found dead in her house, the police inspector investigate the murder and Thérèse and Roger are suspects.

"À Double Tour" is an original dramatic thriller by Claude Chabrol in his third work, about the murder of a woman where several characters may be the killer. The plot is well developed, with a great cast including very beautiful actresses. It is curious to see that "Psycho", that was released one year later, uses mother and son elements of this 1959 film by Claude Chabrol. My vote is seven.

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