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The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (L'assassin habite... au 21) (1942)

The Murderer Lives at Number 21
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Pierre Fresnay Pierre Fresnay
L'inspecteur Wenceslas Wens
Suzy Delair Suzy Delair
Mila Malou - la maîtresse tapageuse de Wens
Jean Tissier Jean Tissier
Triquet, aka professeur Lalah-Poor
Pierre Larquey Pierre Larquey
Monsieur Colin
Noël Roquevert Noël Roquevert
Docteur Théodore Linz
René Génin René Génin
Alfred, l'ivrogne
Jean Despeaux Jean Despeaux
Kid Robert
Marc Natol Marc Natol
Armand, le valet de chambre

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Stanislas-André Steeman Stanislas-André Steeman


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Dapper Inspector Vorobechik ('Wens' for short) is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card on his victims; Monsieur Durand. Wens' mistress, struggling actress Mila Malou, determines to get publicity for herself by helping him. Learning that Durand is one of the eccentric tenants of a boarding house at No. 21 Avenue Junot, Wens takes a room in the guise of a Protestant minister; only to be followed by Mila who hardly seems like a minister's wife! Suspects are arrested, but while each is in jail, there's another murder...
Release date: 16 August 1947
Tags: 1942 (2), French (1), Thriller (1), Mystery (1), Comedy (1), Foreign Language (1)
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Suvi added this to have watched list 4 months ago
Nosoki rated this 8/10 4 months ago
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Watched in 2017 (268 movies items)

"15.8. Henri-Georges Clouzot'n jämäpaska viihdytti minua paljon odottamaani enemmän. Murhamysteeriparodia tarjoilee aikansa troopit hauskaan, mutta ei liian alleviivaavaan sävyyn, jolloin huumoripuoli ei tunnu pakotetulta. Suzy Delairin esittämä Mila Malou on aivan mielettömän herttainen hupakko, ja tarinan loppuratkaisukin typeryydessään hyvällä tavalla koominen. Itse asiassa hieman ilmiselvintä huumoria karsimalla ja täyden nobodyn ohjaamana elokuva tuntuisi melkeinpä kalkkunalt"

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