L'assassin habite... au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21) (1942)

L'assassin habite... au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21)

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Director Henri-Georges Clouzot's maiden feature-length effort was the intricate mystery thriller The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (L'Assassin habite au 21). Businesslike homicide detective Wens (Pierre Fresnay) goes on the prowl for a methodical mass murderer, who seemingly manages to be everywhere at once. Following a confusing trail of clues to a seedy boarding house, Wens disguises himself as a clergyman in order to gain the confidence of the boarders, hoping that one of them will make "that … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Stanislas-André Steeman, Henri-Georges Clouzot
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Criterion Collection

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as Jean-Baptiste Turelo...

as Mrs. Point, la propr...

as Sergent de ville

as Prof. Lalah Poor

as Mila Malou

as 'Une vraie jeune fil...

as Alfred, le vagabond
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Diverting serio-comic thriller.

Full Review… | April 10, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A curiously slaphappy whodunit

Full Review… | May 5, 2011
CinePassion

...routine and banal...

Full Review… | March 5, 2011
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