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Misdeal (1969)

Maldonne (original title)
A penniless pianist is being offered a strange but lucrative contract he can't refuse.

Director:

Sergio Gobbi

Writers:

Pierre Boileau (novel), Maurice Chatelain (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Pierre Vaneck Pierre Vaneck ... Jacques Christens
Elsa Martinelli ... Gilberte de Baer
Robert Hossein ... Martin von Klaus
Jean Topart Jean Topart ... Frank Herman
Roger Coggio ... L'imprésario Bosche
Jacques Castelot Jacques Castelot ... Le chef des justiciers
Daniel Moosmann Daniel Moosmann ... David
Robert Dalban ... Le patron du cabaret
Claude Génia Claude Génia ... La visiteuse
Patricia Car Patricia Car ... Monique
Geneviève Thénier Geneviève Thénier ... Sarah
Albert Minski Albert Minski ... Un musicien
Rudy Lenoir Rudy Lenoir ... L'officier allemand
Guy Marly Guy Marly ... Le réceptionniste
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Rossella Bergamonti Rossella Bergamonti
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A penniless pianist is being offered a strange but lucrative contract he can't refuse.

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Maldonne
Written by Vladimir Cosma
Performed by Christiane Legrand
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Better than Vertigo
26 May 2008 | by petra-59See all my reviews

I presume because this is a foreign film it didn't get noticed as much as it deserved. It is a film of "D'entre les Morts" by Boileau and Narcejac, and was also filmed in 1958 by Alfred Hitchcock as "Vertigo" starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Boileau and Narcejac are the writers of "Les Diaboliques" and the suspense generated by the situation in all their books is extremely good. However Hitchcock made the film depend far too much on the actors and also gave away the twist much too early, and spoiled the plot. This version is superior. It is a moody film and keeps the viewer wondering what is really going on right until the end.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

30 April 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Sem Testemunha See more »

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