by Henri-Georges Clouzot 1h56min France 1955
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by Henri-Georges Clouzot

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Simone Signoret : Nicole Horner
  • Véra Clouzot : Christina Delassale
  • Paul Meurisse : Michel Delassalle
  • Charles Vanel : Le commissaire Fichet
  • Pierre Larquey : Monsieur Drain
  • And with: Michel Serrault, Jean Brochard, Noël Roquevert, Georges Chamarat


  • Director Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Scenario Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Dialogs Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jérôme Géronimi, René Masson, Frédéric Grendel
  • Original work author Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac
  • Photo director Armand Thirard
  • Set Design Léon Barsacq
  • Sound William Robert Sivel
  • Editing Madeleine Gug
  • Original music Georges Van Parys
  • Producer Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Production Compagny Filmsonor
  • Distributor TF1 - Droits Audiovisuels

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1955
  • Release date for France01/29/1955
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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