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Following a three-year suspension from filmmaking after his Le Corbeau (1943) was judged too critical of his native France, director Henri-Georges Clouzot returned with this thriller that's equal parts crime drama and character study. Suzy Delair stars as Jenny Lamour, an ambitious music hall singer who wants to be a star and is willing to befriend the lecherous old men who ogle her act, inspiring the jealousy of Jenny's husband Maurice Martineau (Bernard Blier). One particular fan of Jenny's is a wealthy financial backer who extends repeated invitations to the entertainer to join him at fine restaurants and his expansive mansion. Armed with a gun, Maurice goes to the estate to confront his rival one night but discovers that the master of the house is already dead, his wife having smashed a bottle of champagne over his head to stave off a sexual advance. Soon, a gruff but dedicated detective, Inspector Antoine (Louis Jouvet) is on the case, with Maurice taking the heat for Jenny. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Henri-Georges Clouzot International Prize for Best Director 1947 Winner

Cast

Louis Jouvet
as Inspector Antoine
Bernard Blier
as Maurice Martineau
Suzy Delair
as Jenny Lamour
Simone Renant
as Dora
Charles Dullin
as Brignon
Pierre Larquey
as Taxi driver
Jeanne Fusier-Gir
as Hat check girl
Claudine Dupuis
as Manon
Robert Dalban
as Paulo
Charles Blavette
Gilberte Geniat
Francois Joux
Annette Poivre
Raymond Bussières
as The caid

Crew

Henri-Georges Clouzot
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Screenwriter
Jean Ferry
Screenwriter
Armand Thirard
Cinematographer
Francis Lopez
Songwriter
Francis Lopez
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Bretoneiche
Editor
Charles Clement
Editor
Max Douy
Production Designer
Max Douy
Set Designer
Jacques Fath
Costume Designer
Serge Vallin
First Assistant Director
Louis Wipf
Production Manager
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