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The Champagne Murders (Le Scandal) (1967)

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This stylish psychological thriller from Claude Chabrol has such labyrinthine plotting that many critics called it too confusing. Christine Balling (Yvonne Furneaux) tries to convince Paul Wagner (Maurice Ronet) to sell his venerable champagne business to an American company. She asks her husband Chris (Anthony Perkins), who is also Wagner's friend, to help her to persuade the stubborn Paul. While on a trip to Hamburg, Wagner picks up a German girl in a restaurant. The next morning, the girl turns up dead, and Paul can't remember if it was he who killed her. Chris, who becomes aware of the incident, promptly tells his wife, and she tries to blackmail Wagner into signing a deal with Americans. Later, another woman turns up dead, and again Paul was the last person who saw her alive. He begins questioning his own sanity. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

Cast

Anthony Perkins
as Christopher Balling
Maurice Ronet
as Paul Wagner
Yvonne Furneaux
as Christine Balling
Stéphane Audran
as Jacqueline
George Skaff
as Mr. Pfeiffer
Henry Jones
as Mr. Clarke
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Inventive crime thriller with fabulous sets.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

The more it advances its contrivances the more bubbly it becomes and the less sense it makes.

October 12, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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