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Paris Vice Squad (1951)

Identité judiciaire (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1958 (USA)
There's a killer on the loose in the streets of Paris.


Hervé Bromberger


Jacques Berland (shooting script), Henri Jeanson (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Odette Barencey Odette Barencey ... La concierge chargée des fouilles corporelles (as Odette Barancey)
Luc Barney Luc Barney ... L'inspecteur Mauduit
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... L'inspecteur Paulhan - bras droit de Basquier
André Carnège André Carnège ... Le directeur de la Police Judiciaire (as André Carnege)
Nicole Cezanne Nicole Cezanne ... Denise Prévost - la fugueuse (as Nicole Cezannes)
René-Jean Chauffard René-Jean Chauffard ... Binet - le chimiste de la Police Judiciaire (as Chauffard)
Jean Debucourt ... Maître Max Berthet
Dora Doll ... Dora Bourbon - la propriétaire du bar
Danielle Godet ... Madeleine - la secrétaire du commissaire Basquier
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Le commissaire Husson - de la Mondaine (as Camille Guérini)
Raoul Marco ... Le docteur Martin - le médecin légiste
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Maurice Petrosino - un prévenu
Marthe Mercadier ... Rose Muche - la prostituée
Eliane Monceau Eliane Monceau ... Madame de Sannois
Max Révol Max Révol ... Gégène - le vieux voyou écroué (as Max Revol)


There's a killer on the loose in the streets of Paris.

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There is a second cast list at the end of the film listing the main players. It goes as follows - First the female cast: Nicole Cézannes, Dora Doll, Danielle Godet, Marthe Mercadier, Eliane Monceau (as Eliane Monceau habillée par Balmain); then the male cast: Luc Barney, Robert Berri, Renaud Mary, Jean Debucourt (sociétaire de la Comédie Française) and Raymond Souplex. See more »

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Like a Simenon crime novel come to life on the screen!
23 September 2003 | by django-1See all my reviews

Although there's no Inspector Maigret-type character here, from my perspective as an American viewer, this film is like a Simenon crime novel come to life on the screen. The film does not feautre gunfights, wild car chases, or exotic locales. Instead, it features some hard-working, unglamourous French police officers working on a case step-by-step, slowly, carefully. Each "shady" character has an interesting story and each witness has some kind of personal agenda. The police officials are not supermen or Bogart-like; they are office-based men who are professionals. In the US, the film was redubbed, changing character names, although I haven't viewed the French original, so I don't know if plot elements were changed. It was also released as an exploitation film, which is really a stretch. There is a white slavery element to the plot, but it's not sexy at all and there are NO scantilly clad women anywhere to be seen. Anyone taken in by that advertising angle had better like routine police dramas, or he will be let down! Overall, an interesting police detection drama, but no cheesecake and definitely not "shocking" or "daring" as advertised on the risque poster used to promote the film originally!

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1958 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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