Rent Quai des Orfèvres (1947)

3.8 of 5 from 80 ratings
1h 42min
Rent Quai des Orfèvres (aka Jenny Lamour / Quay of the Goldsmiths) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A marriage that has fallen on hard times is further tested by the couple's implication in a murder. Jenny Lamour (Suzy Delair) is a music hall chanteuse married to her pianist husband Maurice (Bernard Blier). Keen to get ahead, Jenny leaps at the chance when an ageing wealthy businessman (Charles Dullin) offers her the chance of some gigs. However, when she agrees to a meeting at his home and he is found dead later in the evening - Maurice's untamed jealousy is in the frame. A Maigret-esque detective, Antoine, played by Louis Jouvet leaves no stone unturned in his exceedingly private investigations of the down-at-heel showbiz couple's sad, tempestuous life.
'Quai des Orfevres' was Henri-Georges Clouzot s first film in four years. He had been banned from film making following the controversy surrounding the release Le Corbeau.
Actors:
, , , , , , Claudine Dupuis, , Henri Arius, , , , , , Jacques Grétillat, , , , Léo Lapara,
Directors:
Producers:
Roger De Venloo, Louis Wipf
Writers:
Stanislas-André Steeman, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean Ferry
Others:
Henri-Georges Clouzet
Aka:
Jenny Lamour / Quay of the Goldsmiths
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1947 Venice Film Festival Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
30/04/2007
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/03/2018
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Criminal Apogee Of Henri Georges Clouzot

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Reviews (2) of Quai des Orfèvres

Crime thriller [restored black & white subtitled French film] - Quai des Orfèvres review by GS

Spoiler Alert
29/05/2018

Jealousy, music halls, murder, feverish police interrogations, Hitchcockian twists and turns; apparently amoral at first glance, yet very contemporary in its nods towards a sympathetic lesbian and a policeman unashamedly proud of his mixed-race child.

Wonderfully restored Blu-ray version.

The director's other films are worth pursuing, especially the nail-biter of all nail-biters - "The Wages of Fear".

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Terrific, very enjoyable - Quai des Orfèvres review by MR

Spoiler Alert
28/06/2019

Agree with the other reviewer, super actors, music hall, police procedural, everyone smoking all the time - what more could you want. Very sharp and very enjoyable. I also agree about the other films, and would suggest 'Les Diaboliques', extremely good.

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