Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour) (1947)

Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour) (1947)



Critic Consensus: Henri-Georges Clouzot's engrossing noir explores the troubles of post-war France and the line dividing social struggle and criminality.

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Movie Info

A police inspector (Louis Jouvet) unravels a murder involving a singer (Suzy Delair) and her husband (Bernard Blier). Realistic; with insight into Paris police procedure.
Art House & International , Classics , Drama
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Majestic Films International

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Louis Jouvet
as Inspector Antoine
Suzy Delair
as Jenny Lamour
Bernard Blier
as Maurice Martineau
Charles Dullin
as Brignon the Industrialist
René Blancard
as Police Commissioner
Pierre Larquey
as Taxi driver
Robert Dalban
as Paulo, a Vagrant
Jean Daurand
as Picard
Jeanne Fusier-Gir
as Hat check girl
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Critic Reviews for Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour)

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (13)

Clouzot is able to reveal a complex and interactive working-class world in which cops and criminals are sometimes difficult to tell apart.

Full Review… | April 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Direction by Henri-Georges Clouzot takes full advantage of every possible opportunity to bring out character and manages to keep the tempo at a fast clip all the time.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

Jouvet's Maigret-esque cop gets all the best lines, and gives the film its human, tragic focus.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is a film well worth reviving, admiring and applauding.

Full Review… | May 29, 2003
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Terrifically entertaining.

Full Review… | April 18, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

An elegant show-biz noir that weaves an intricate web of deception and intrigue.

Full Review… | April 17, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour)

Even for a more commercial effort, Clouzot lends his unique style and voice to a well-written and exquisitely-directed crime story that has great touches of humor and some very delightful performances by Delair and Jouvet (who is hilarious and gets the best lines).

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Beautifully photographed noir from master Clouzot with a perfect balance of farce and post-war social criticism.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

Super Reviewer

one of the most remarkable screenplays of any film ive seen. the details of the story are complex, but simply told and without missteps. clouzot deserves far more respect than he receives in the U.S., and this film simply adds to his legacy of astoundingly good suspense and horror films. blier was fantastic, and even the supporting players in smaller roles such as larquey as the cab driver deliver very solid performances. the ending is the best part, as it was unexpected even for clouzot, a director who is great with unexpected endings. great film.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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