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Les mystères de Paris (1962)

The Marquis Rodolphe de Sombrueil accidentally runs over a working man with his carriage and helps his widow -- unjustly accused of robbery -- to find her missing daughter.


André Hunebelle


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Marais ... Rodolphe de Sombreuil
Dany Robin ... Irène
Jill Haworth ... Fleur de Marie
Raymond Pellegrin ... Baron de Lansignac
Pierre Mondy ... Le Chourineur
Alain Dekok Alain Dekok ... Fanfan (as Alain Dekock)
Georges Chamarat ... Jérôme
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Mme Godin
Renée Gardès Renée Gardès ... La Chouette
Guy Delorme Guy Delorme ... Un policier
Catherine Brieux Catherine Brieux
Paul Cambo ... Le préfet
Paulette Dubost ... Mme Pipelet
Florence Blot Florence Blot ... La nouvelle locataire
Alain Bouvette Alain Bouvette ... Oscar


The Marquis Rodolphe de Sombrueil accidentally runs over a working man with his carriage and helps his widow -- unjustly accused of robbery -- to find her missing daughter.

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Release Date:

4 October 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil of Paris See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.47 (1962) See more »


Sous le Ciel de Paris
Music by Hubert Giraud
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
Performed by Jill Haworth (dubbed by Lucie Dolène)
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The swashbuckler seam was worked out.
3 September 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Les mystères de Paris" was one of the most famous melodramatic popular novels in the 19th century:completely implausible,it nevertheless displays a lot of qualities:its depiction of the lowest depths of the society was sometimes impressive;a sinister-looking gallery of characters unforgettable:Monsieur Pipelet,La Chouette,Le Maître d'école,Le Chourineur...In its own way,it paved a reliable way for Hugo's "les misérables".

Keeping from Eugène Sue nothing but the proper nouns-and adding two lead characters(Raymond Pellegrin's baron and Dany Robin's Irene that do not even belong to the novel)-André Hunebelle 's treatment is not faithful to the original story and offers a muddled screenplay ,even more far-fetched than Sue's mammoth work (more than 1,000 pages).

In France,it was the end of the swashbuckler era,and Jean Marais was about to ditch the genre for the broader horizons of the spy thriller .But here,he's still the hero,fighting for a maiden orphan -played by Jill Haworth,whom Hunebelle found in the "Exodus" cast-.One must indicate that Marais does the stunts himself,as in all his other movies,and here he delivers the goods!

Word to the wise:try,if you can, to see Jacques de Baroncelli's version (1943)which 's got a stellar cast.It's very hard to find,but entertaining.

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