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Diaboliques (Les)

France, French, 114 mins

  • Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Writer: Pierre Boileau; Thomas Narcejac
  • Producer: Henri-Georges Clouzot

CGiii Comment

The opening music is akin to a cacophonous cat choir.......
 
The film that Hitchcock wanted to make but was pipped at the post.......perhaps, for the best.
 
Anyone with half a brain can guess the ending.........that is if you can sit through the atrocious acting......the death scene is bordering on the hysterical.
 
Much praise has been lavished on this film...inexplicably so.

Cast & Characters

Simone Signoret as Nicole Horner;
Vera Clouzot as Christina Delassalle;
Paul Meurisse as Michel Delassalle;
Charles Vanel as Alfred Fichet, le commissaire;
Jean Brochard as Plantiveau, le concierge;
Pierre Larquey as M.Drain, professeur;
Michel Serrault as M. Raymond, le surveillant;
Therese Dorny as Mme. Herboux;
Noel Roquevert as M. Herboux;
Yves-Marie Maurin as Moinet, une jeune Moynet;
Georges Poujouly as Soudieu, un eleve;
Georges Chamarat as Dr. Loisy;
Jacques Varennes as M. Bridoux, professeur;
Robert Dalban as Le garagiste;
Jean Lefebvre as Le soldat

From the same director:

Wages of Fear

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