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“A stunningly well-made entertainment, this detective film by Henri-Georges Clouzot features the master actor Louis Jouvet in the role of a police inspector. His world is contrasted with that of the music hall, represented by the full-blown, hypersexual Suzy Delair. When this voluptuous slut sings ‘Avec Son Tra-la-la,’ she may make you wonder if the higher things in life are worth the trouble. With Bernard Blier as Delair’s worshipful-masochist husband, Charles Dullin in the role of a lecherous hunchback, and, as a lesbian photographer, Simone Renant, at the time said to be the most beautiful actress in Paris.” (Pauline Kael)

1947 Henri-Georges Clouzot 1.33:1 B&W DCP 106 min. In French with English subtitles.

“Noir at its soul-destroying best.” (L.A. Times)