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Quai des Orfèvres

Quai des Orfèvres
Movie: Quai des Orfèvres(1947)[tt0039739] Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in order to get some engagements, he looses his temper and threatens Brignon with death. But Jenny went anyway to a rendez-vous at the old man's, who is murdered the same evening. The criminal investigations are lead by Inspector Antoine... Written byYepok
Title Quai des Orfèvres
Release Date 3 October 1947 (France)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama
Production Companies Majestic Films
Louis Jouvet
Louis Jouvet...
L'inspecteur adjoint Anto...
Simone Renant
Simone Renant...
Dora Monier...
Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier...
Maurice Martineau...
Suzy Delair
Suzy Delair...
Marguerite Chauffournier ...
Pierre Larquey
Pierre Larquey...
Emile Lafour, un chauffeu...
Charles Blavette
Charles Blavette...
Le gendarme Poitevin ...
René Blancard
René Blancard...
Le commissaire principal ...
Robert Dalban
Robert Dalban...
Paulo, un truand ...

Reviews

blanche-2 on 2 June 2012
Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Quai des Orfevres" (1947) stars Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Louis Jouvet, and Charles Dullin. The story takes place in post-war Paris, where an accompanist, Maurice Martineau (Blier) lives with his singer wife, Marguerite, better known as Jenny Lamour (Suzy Delair). An important man, Georges Brignon (Dullin) promises Jenny work, and because she's ambitious, she flirts with him. Maurice is an extremely jealous man, so he finds Brignon in a restaurant and threatens him.Later on, Jenny tells Maurice she is visiting her grandmother, who lives in another town. This gives Maurice a good opportunity to bump off Brignon, especially when he finds the man's address on a piece of paper in the kitchen and realizes Jenny was lying. But when he gets to Brignon's house, Brignon is already dead.Inspector Antoine (Juvet) is assigned to the case, and it doesn't take him long to realize that some alibis aren't very secure.Wonderful film, with the excellent Juvet outstanding as Inspector Antoine, and an excellent performance by Simone Renant as a lesbian photographer, Dora, in love with Jenny. Delair, who was involved with Clouzot, is good as a lower-class woman who loves her husband but wants to get ahead in show business as well.This is Clouzot at his best, with a witty script with some plot twists and a true Parisian atmosphere.

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