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The first film directed by [[Performer~P15220~Costa-Gavras~costagavras]], The Sleeping Car Murders was based on a novel by [[Performer~P95880~Sebastien Japrisot~sébastienjaprisot]]. During a Marseilles-to-Paris overnight train trip, a girl is found dead in a sleeping car. As Paris detective [[Performer~P50113~Yves Montand~yvesmontand]] steps up his investigation, more and more passengers turn up murdered. The unlikely climax is the only sore point of this otherwise well-wrought mystery. Bereft of the politicizing of [[Performer~P15220~Costa-Gavras~costagavras]]' later works, The Sleeping Car Murders exhibits the director's fondness for American "film noir" thrillers. The film first hit Parisian movie screens under the title Compartiment Tueurs. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi