Manon

Manon (Cert U) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 106 minutes approx. “Nothing’s disgusting when you’re in love” Like most red-blooded males I am a sucker for a pretty face though thankfully I have never been lead up the garden path by one. This is not to suggest all attractive women are evil, … Continue reading Manon

The Murderer Lives At Number 21 (L’assassin habite… au 21)

The Murderer Lives At Number 21 (L'assassin habite... au 21) France (1942) Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot In a small neighbourhood in Montmartre a serial strikes leaving a calling card with the name “Monsieur Durand” printed on it. Inspector Wenceslas Vorobechik (Pierre Fresnay) – Wens for short – is assigned the case to hunt down Durand and … Continue reading The Murderer Lives At Number 21 (L’assassin habite… au 21)

Le Corbeau (The Raven)

  Le Corbeau (The Raven) France (1943) Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot In a small town doctor Rémy Germain (Pierre Fresnay) is the subject of a number of poison pen letters circulated among the townsfolk, suggesting he is having an affair with Laura Vorzet (Micheline Francey), the young wife of an elderly psychiatrist Dr. Vorzet (Pierre Larquey) … Continue reading Le Corbeau (The Raven)

Les Espions (The Spies)

  Les Espions (The Spies) France (1957) Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot In small town tucked away in the middle of nowhere stands an asylum which is home to just two inmates – a man being treated for alcoholism and a Lucie, mute woman (Véra Clouzot). The asylum is run by the down on his luck Dr. … Continue reading Les Espions (The Spies)

Quai des Orfèvres (Quay of the Goldsmiths)

  Quai des Orfèvres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) France (1947) Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot The harmony between the husband and wife team of composer and pianist Maurice Martineau (Bernard Blier) and vivacious singer Jenny Lamour (Suzy Delair) is threatened when Jenny’s desire for fame and fortune leads her to flirt with well known impresarios and agents … Continue reading Quai des Orfèvres (Quay of the Goldsmiths)