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“Suffocatingly corrosive and misanthropic, this 1943 thriller was shot in occupied France by Henri-Georges Clouzot (‘The Wages of Fear’), and its story of a small town terrorized by anonymous poison-pen letters so effectively captures the national paranoia that after the war Clouzot was unjustly persecuted as anti-French. The outstanding cast includes Pierre Fresnay and Ginette Leclerc. Otto Preminger remade this effectively in 1951 as The Thirteenth Letter, though his Quebec locations lack the earlier film’s period interest.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader)
1943 Henri-Georges Clouzot 1.33:1 B&W DCP 92 min. In French with English subtitles.