The Sleeping Car Murder

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The first film directed by Costa-Gavras, The Sleeping Car Murders was based on a novel by Sebastien Japrisot. During a Marseilles-to-Paris overnight train trip, a girl is found dead in a sleeping car. As Paris detective Yves Montand steps up his investigation, more and more passengers turn up murdered. The unlikely climax is the only sore point of this otherwise well-wrought mystery. Bereft of the politicizing of Costa-Gavras' later works, The Sleeping Car Murders exhibits the director's fondness for American "film noir" thrillers. The film first hit Parisian movie screens under the title Compartiment Tueurs.


Yves Montand
as Inspeceur Graziani / Inspector Graziani
Simone Signoret
as Eliane Darres
Pierre Mondy
as Le commissaire / Commisioner
Pascale Roberts
as Georgette Thomas
Claude Mann
as Jean-Lou
Nadine Alari
as Madame Grazzi
Georges Géret
as Police officer
Claude Dauphin
as Eliane's brother
Daniel Gélin
as Veterinarian
Marcel Bozzuffi
as Police officer
Tanya Lopert
as Mme Garaudy
Bernadette Lafont
as Georgette's sister
Françoise Arnoul
as Veterinary student
André Valmy
as Inspector
Maurice Chevit
as Inspector
Jacques Dynam
as Inspector
Jean Lefebvre
as Inspector
Jean-Pierre Perier
as (uncredited)
Christian Marin
as The brother
Serge Rousseau
as Train engineer
Paul Pavel
as Rivolani
Albert Michel Jr.
as Bar manager
Jenny Orléans
as Rene Cabourg's sister
Clément Harari
as Woman at the pub
Bernard Paul
as (uncredited)
R. Sabatier
as (uncredited)
J. Steiner
as Employee 'The Arizona'
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