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Crime Does Not Pay (1962)

Le crime ne paie pas (original title)
Husband tries to kill his wife with a help of the plan he saw in a film. But reality is not a film.

Director:

Gérard Oury

Writers:

Jean Aurenche (segment), Pierre Boileau (segment) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Darrieux ... Lucienne Marsais (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
Edwige Feuillère ... Dona Lucrezia (segment "Le masque")
Annie Girardot ... Gabrielle Fenayrou (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
Rina Morelli ... Teresa - la confidente (segment "Le masque")
Michèle Morgan ... Jeanne Hugues (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
Perrette Pradier ... Hélène (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Francesca Sabelli (segment "Le masque")
Pierre Brasseur ... Martin Fenayrou (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
Gino Cervi ... L'inquisiteur (segment "Le masque")
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Angelo Giraldi (segment "Le masque")
Paul Guers ... Le docteur Mathieu (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
Serge Lifar ... Le valet chinois (segment "Le masque")
Christian Marquand ... Louis Aubert (segment "L'affaire Fenayrou")
Philippe Noiret ... Clovis Hugues (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
Jean Servais ... Ernest Vaughan (segment "L'affaire Hugues")
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Storyline

After viewing an unusual film about murder and the irony of fate, a man deliberately steps in front of a slow-moving vehicle, planning to use the minor accident which should result as an alibi for his own wife's murder which he has already engineered. However, what actually occurs is a very different scenario about the "art" of murder. Written by alfiehitchie

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24 International Stars and 4 Masters of Mystery Expose the Fascinating Passion of Murder

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Does Not Pay See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cosmas, G.E.F., Teledis See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.26 (1961) See more »

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early forgotten crime Oury

No review for this rediscovered gem directed by Gérard Oury is a mystery. Wonderfully written by Jeanson, Aurenche, Bost, Tachella, brilliantly photographed by Christian Matras (who always sublimated graphically scripts already intelligent), great cast perfectly directed by Gérard Oury (Brasseur, Girardot, Servais, Noiret, Marquand, de Funès and what a gift for his wife Michèle Morgan in great danger).

This movie is another amazing brainstorming of Great French Cinematographic Artisans, each sketch has some powerful scenes. The only fault in this movie is the last sketch written by Frederic Dard who has less talent than the previous screenwriters. Anyway, this Gérard Oury gem is Pure French Cinema.

I don't know if that early Oury's movie worked, but if not, I suggest distributors to release in a dozen theatres in France this talented Crime Ne Paie Pas, I'm sure it would nicely score and become a new hit by Gérad Oury, even if not a comedy.


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