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27 rue de la Paix (1936)

A womanizer's lover' s dead body is found in the Seine.

Director:

Richard Pottier

Writers:

Thomas Förster (play), Jacques Prévert (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Renée Saint-Cyr ... Gloria Grand
Jean Galland ... Maître Jean Bernard
Gabriel Signoret ... Le procureur Montfort (as Signoret)
Jules Berry ... Denis Grand
Gaby Basset Gaby Basset ... Alice Perrin aka Jeanne Pinson
Jean Wall ... Furet
Julien Carette ... Jules (as Carette)
Junie Astor ... Olly
Georges Péclet Georges Péclet
Al Brown Al Brown
Jacques Berlioz Jacques Berlioz ... (as Berlioz)
Philippe Richard Philippe Richard ... Police Official
Anthony Gildès Anthony Gildès ... Montfort's Aide (as Gildes)
Serjius Serjius
Suzy Prim ... Jenny Clarens
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A rich elegant woman ,Gloria, wants to divorce her womanizer hubby(Denis).She calls one of her friends,a lawyer ,for help,but he is friend with the man too.She tries to bribe her husband's mistress , Jenny The plot thickens when the husband's lover is murdered,her dead body found in the Seine river.Whodunit? All is overwhelming against Denis.A young journalist,Alice,investigates and finds the unexpected truth. Written by dbdumonteil

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Crime

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The honest prosecutor
29 April 2015 | by didierfortSee all my reviews

I like Richard Pottier. I find him quite inventive in his ways to tell a story and his attention to visual details and charades.

This movie doesn't disappoint on these matters.

Written by Carlo Rim and Jacques Prévert (who made the lyrics of a poor little song badly sung by Suzy Prim), the film is a bit hampered by the interpretation of the leads, and/or the lines they have to deliver.

Jean Galland and Renée Saint-Cyr sound like if they were on the stage of the "Folies dramatiques", Jules Berry is close to self-parody, Suzy Prim is, well… she's not very good.

But the whole set is saved by Signoret (Gabriel Signoret, not related with Simone), extremely touching, restrained and effective as the prosecutor. His part is the best thing of the movie, with naturally the pace and the elements of the story and the inquiry—though the final and far-fetched whodunit solution is some kind of a let down, like dbdumonteil already told.

Quite a watchable and entertaining movie, whose uneven interpretation can be forgotten or forgiven.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 November 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tajanstvena ulica See more »

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Milo Film Productions See more »
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Mono
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