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Tag Archives: Henri Decoin
Entre onze heures et minuit AKA Between Eleven and Midnight (1949) Henri Decoin, Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Robinson, Léo Lapara
Between eleven o’clock and midnight one evening, a notorious trafficker Jérôme Vidauban is shot dead whilst walking in a subway in Paris. Read More »
François is a vet surgeon on the Noirmoutier island. He is married to Catherine. Read More »
Maloin has been working all his life for 2,500 measly Francs a month. One day he finds a case full of money, after watching a gangland killing. Read More »
A gangster, Saget, who has stolen a lot of money, takes refuge in his hometown. Read More »
Didier Formenter, the French scientist, has just put the final touch on an invention that will be able to destroy to destroy any sort of flying apparatus. Read More »
Non coupable / Not Guilty (1947) Henri Decoin, Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt, Georges Bréhat, Crime, Drama
Michel Ancelin is an alcoholic doctor: the more the people look down on him as a miserable failure the more he hates his own guts… Read More »
Les Inconnus dans la Maison / Strangers in the House (1942) Henri Decoin, Raimu, Juliette Faber, Gabrielle Fontan, Crime, Drama
Since his wife left him, almost twenty years ago, the once brilliant lawyer Loursat has slumped into a life of despondency and drunkenness. He lives in a vast empty house with his teenage daughter, Nicole, with whom he hardly communicates. One fateful day, something happens which pulls Loursat back from the abyss: he discovers a dead body in his house. When his daughter and her group of rebellious young friends are charged with the murder, Loursat decides to take charge of the case.
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Les intrigantes / The Plotters (1954) Henri Decoin, Raymond Rouleau, Jeanne Moreau, Raymond Pellegrin, Crime, Drama, Thriller
A stage director (Raymond Rouleau) becomes the prime suspect in the death of his assistant, who may or may not have been fooling around with the director’s wife (Jeanne Moreau). The wife helps her husband hide out from the police, taking over his responsibilities in the theater. Soon she is flourishing in the world of make-believe, and she has fallen under the spell of the duplicitous rat who started all of the trouble in the first place. Saving the day is the director’s good-hearted secretary (Etchika Choureau), who has long harbored a crush on her boss.
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La vérité sur Bébé Donge / The Truth About Bebe Donge (1952) Henri Decoin, Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, Jacques Castelot, Drama, Thriller
Francois Donge, a wealthy manufacturer, is fighting death at hospital. He officially suffers from a food poisoning. But actually, his wife Bebe deliberately poisoned him. Flashback: ten years before, Francois meets Bebe. He is already wealthy, and has many affairs. She is an idealistic young woman. He is thinking of taking a wife, she is looking for love…
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Tous peuvent me tuer / Everybody Wants to Kill Me (1957) Henri Decoin, François Périer, Peter van Eyck, Anouk Aimée
The holdup of the bank is a success. All happened according to plan. Now, Cyril Gad and his four accomplices must secure an alibi. What better place than a prison cell? As a result the five gangsters have themselves arrested on minor charges and start waiting until they are released. Unfortunately three of them die mysteriously, another one is openly murdered. The only man still alive, Tony, is scared.
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