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Quai des Orfevres (1947)

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This is another fabulous film by Henri Clouzot. The plot from wikipedia:

Jenny Lamour ( Suzy Delair) wants to succeed in the theatre. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau (Blier), a mild-mannered but jealous man. When he finds out that Jenny has been making eyes at Brignon, a lecherous old businessman, in order to further her career, he loses his temper and threatens Brignon with death. Despite this, Jenny goes to a secret rendezvous at Brignon's apartment. He is murdered the same evening. The criminal investigations are led by Inspector Antoine (Louis Jouvet).

Jouvet really stood out here along with Delair.  Again, Clouzot delivers a beautiful atmospheric picture with cinematographer Armand Thirard filming on location in Paris.  The plot itself is very pretty good with a plot twist that interests you even if you knew it was coming.  I really love the French directors and the grittiness they bring to their noirs.  This one is no exception... A solid 9 out of 10...

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