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Section des disparus (1956)

The love affair of an ex-convict with a showgirl, unleashes the jealousy of his lover, a wealthy and unbalanced forty.


Pierre Chenal


Pierre Chenal, Agustín Cuzzani (dialogue) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Maurey ... Diana Lander
Maurice Ronet ... Juan Milford
Inda Ledesma ... Mendy Milford
Ubaldo Martínez ... L'inspecteur Uribe
Guillermo Battaglia ... Le commissaire de police
Luis Otero Luis Otero ... Le vagabond
Élida Dey Élida Dey ... L'amie de Diana
José Comellas José Comellas
Pedro Pompillo Pedro Pompillo
Dora Vernet Dora Vernet
André Norevó André Norevó
Marisa Núñez Marisa Núñez
Amalia Bernabé
Jorge Villoldo Jorge Villoldo
Alberto Bacigaluppi Alberto Bacigaluppi


The love affair of an ex-convict with a showgirl, unleashes the jealousy of his lover, a wealthy and unbalanced forty.

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France | Argentina


Spanish | French

Release Date:

2 November 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Polizia sezione scomparsi See more »

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1.37 : 1
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My hubby is missing.
15 December 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"La Foire Aux Chimères" was Pierre Chenal's peak:that movie overshadows every other work of the director as a complete and perfect achievement.

It seemed that Pierre Chenal couldn't do any more great stuff.He worked in South America before returning in his homeland where he produced some fairly interesting movies ,particularly the funny " L'Assassin Connait La Musique" , the curious "Jeux Dangereux".

Unfortunately ,"Section Des Disparus" ,a France/Argentina co- production suffers for a very derivative screenplay ,some bizarre Latin parboiled cross between a lite "double indemnity" (the scene of the train) and Stahl's "Leave her to heaven" (the final scenes).An actress who looks like a Joan Crawford ersatz ,and Maurice Ronet who was about to become one of the best actors of his generation:greater glories would follow ,such as "Ascenceur Pour L'Echafaud" ,"Plein Soleil" (Purple noon)or "Celui Qui Doit Mourir" .

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