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A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)

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A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)

A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL | 2.40x1 | 720x576 | 5000 kbps | 3.7Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
01:37:00 | France | Drama

Betty Farnwell, a rich widow living in Nice, decides to marry Philippe, a good-looking but self-interested man. No sooner has he got married than he meets bewitching young Eve, Betty's niece, and falls for her. Eve becomes his lover but the trouble is that she happens to be as calculating as he is. As a result she plans to marry a rich young man as Philippe is bound by the ties of marriage. Philippe can't stand such a prospect and decides, with the complicity of the young woman, to murder Betty…

Director: Henri Verneuil
Cast: Henri Vidal, Mylene Demongeot, Isa Miranda, Jean-Loup Philippe, Simone Bach, Antonin Berval, Jean Galland, Ky Duyen, Andre Roanne, Marc Valbel, Alfred Adam, Andree Florence, Yvonne Gradelet, Georges Lannes, Robert Seller
Writing credits: Francois Boyer, James Hadley Chase, Henri Verneuil, Annette Wademant

A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)

A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)


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Prolific crime writer, Rene Raymond, wrote over 80 thrillers under the pseudonym, James Hadley Chase. These dime novels were extremely popular in the 1940s and 1950s, particularly in England and France. One of the least known and least promising of Chase's tales would appear to be "The Sucker Punch", but Henri Verneuil turned it into this excellent movie, which not only has the advantage of his engrossing screenplay (written in collaboration with Annette Wademant and Francois Boyer) but his inspired, powerful direction. The acting of the stars, Henri Vidal, Mylene Demongeot, Isa Miranda and Alfred Adam, cannot be faulted; while the photography by Christian Matras is, as we might expect from Matras, absolutely outstanding.
~ JohnHowardReid

A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)

A Kiss for a Killer/ Une Manche et la Belle (1957)