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The Unfaithful Wife Details


Stéphane Audran plays the title character, Hélène Desvallées, the bored wife of insurance executive Charles Desvallées (Michel Bouquet). Charles suspects Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala (Maurice Ronet). Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ends with the husband bludgeoning the author to death and then calmly disposing of the evidence. When Hélène is questioned about Victor's murder, she discovers on her own that her husband is guilty. Instead of turning him in, Hélène is so thrilled that Charles cares so deeply about her that she is more in love with him than ever before. The Unfaithful Wife was directed by Claude Chabrol, the then real-life husband of leading lady Stéphane Audran. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Stéphane Audran
as Helene
Michel Bouquet
as Charles
Maurice Ronet
as Victor
Michel Duchaussoy
as Police Officer Duval
Guy Marly
as Police Officer Gobet
Serge Bento
as Bignon
Jean-Marie Arnoux
as Flase Witness
Michel Charrel
as Policeman
Henri Marteau
as Paul
Dominique Zardi
as Truck driver
Henri Attal
as Man in cafe
Louise Chevalier
as Maid


Claude Chabrol
André Genovès
Claude Chabrol
Jean Rabier
Pierre Jansen
Composer (Music Score)
Dominique Zardi
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacques Gaillard
Guy Littaye
Art Director