Rent The Murderer Lives at 21 (1942)

3.8 of 5 from 72 ratings
1h 24min
Rent The Murderer Lives at 21 (aka L'assassin habite... au 21) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from "Monsieur Durand" at the scene of each crime. But after a cache of these macabre identifications is discovered by a tradesman in the boarding house at 21 avenue Junot, Inspector Wens (Pierre Fresnay) takes lodging at the infamous address in an undercover bid to solve the crime, with unexpected help from his struggling-actress girlfriend Mila Malou (Suzy Delair).
Actors:
, , , , , , Jean Despeaux, Marc Natol, Huguette Vivier, , , Sylvette Saugé, , , , , , Léon Belières, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Alfred Greven
Writers:
Stanislas-André Steeman, Henri-Georges Clouzot
Aka:
L'assassin habite... au 21
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/05/2013
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • A new and exclusive video interview with French film scholar Ginette Vincendeau about Clouzot and his debut
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/05/2013
Run Time:
84 minutes
Bonus:
  • A new and exclusive video interview with French film scholar Ginette Vincendeau about Clouzot and his debut

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Reviews (1) of The Murderer Lives at 21

Rare French 1940s black comedy - The Murderer Lives at 21 review by GS

Spoiler Alert
03/09/2018

This film is so rare that it's not even mentioned in my 2017 Radio Times Film Guide. The director [Henri-Georges Clouzot] is, however, famous, having directed the thriller to end all thrillers - "The Wages of Fear" - in the 1950s.

Although it's a crime film with several murders, it's a blackly humorous film [well, 1940s French humour] and well worth watching if you're OK with b&w subtitled French films. There's a twist at the end of the film.

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