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Quai des Orfevres

Film/Video

Quai des Orfevres

Quai des Orfevres

New 35mm Print
Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Fri, June 27, 2003 7 PM
Sat, June 28, 2003 7 PM

"Stunningly well-made entertainment."--Pauline Kael

A little-seen classic of postwar film noir, Henri-Georges Clouzot's Quai des OrfÀvres is back in a newly subtitled and restored version.

A whodunit set within the seedy milieu of Parisian music halls, the film follows a coquettish chanteuse, her insanely jealous pianist husband, and the stylish lesbian photographer who loves her. The murder of a lecherous admirer puts them under mutual suspicion and leads them all to the Quai des Orfevres the French equivalent of Scotland Yard.

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Wages of Fear, Diabolique) and with Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, and Bernard Blier. (102 mins.)