Quai des Orfevres


Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (1947).
Backstage policier? Musical noir? Virtually unknown here, this 1947 hardboiled entertainment by French genre-meister H.G. Clouzot suggests a Langian remake of Murder at the Vanities, albeit with that certain je ne sais quoi embodied by beaming sexpot Suzy Delair singing the charms of her petit “tra-la-la.”

Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 17, 5 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 14, 2011

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