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The Last One of the Six (1941)

Le dernier des six (original title)
Six friends promise to share their fortune in 5 years. The moment is very close, but one of the six is mysteriously murdered, then another... Superintendent Wenceslas Woroboyioetschik (aka ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Lacombe

Writers:

Henri-Georges Clouzot (adaptation), Henri-Georges Clouzot (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pierre Fresnay ... Le commissaire Wensceslas Voroboevitch dit Monsieur Wens
Michèle Alfa ... Lolita Gernicot
Suzy Delair ... Mila Malou - une chanteuse de cabaret, la maîtresse gouailleuse de Wens
Jean Tissier ... Henri Tignol
André Luguet ... Henri Senterre
Jean Chevrier ... Jean Perlonjour
Lucien Nat Lucien Nat ... Marcel Gernicot
Georges Rollin ... Georges Gribbe dit Jo
Raymond Segard Raymond Segard ... Namotte
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Six friends promise to share their fortune in 5 years. The moment is very close, but one of the six is mysteriously murdered, then another... Superintendent Wenceslas Woroboyioetschik (aka Wens) is in charge of the investigation... Written by Yepok

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whodunit | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 September 1941 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El último de los seis See more »

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Production Co:

Continental Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Original literary source : "Six hommes morts", crime novel written by Stanislas-André Steeman in 1930, published by Librairie des Champs-Elysées/Le Masque (Paris, 1931), 251 pages, (Grand Prix du Roman d'Aventures, 1931). See more »

Goofs

When Mila asks the bartender where the phone is, he says, "On your right" and then points to HIS right--which is her left. (To be fair, this might be a mistranslation by the subtitler.) See more »

Connections

Followed by The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Par la fenêtre
(uncredited)
Music by Jean Alfaro
Lyrics by Louis Poterat
Performed by Suzy Delair
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Exciting French whodunit thriller.
6 December 2001 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It's a Georges Lacombe 's movie,but actually, it marks the birth of a giant of the French cinema:Henri-George Clouzot.Here credited "Georges Clouzot",he wrote the dialogue,and his wicked sarcastic humor occasionally surfaces.

From Belgian Stanislas-André Steeman 's detective story "six hommes morts" (six dead men),it's really a very exciting thriller.Six friends go their separate ways during five years in order to make their fortune around the world.When they go back,some have succeeded,some have failed.But one of them covets the whole pile and is doing away with his former mates.To reveal more would be a real spoiler.Suffice to say there's a very good suspense sustained till the very end.

Not only Clouzot wrote the script,but he also provided the movie with a female star :his then-partner Suzy Delair.She portrays exasperating Mila Malou,detective Wens (Fresnay)'s girlfriend. The movie was a commercial success,and Clouzot became a director:his first movie was the wonderful "l'assassin habite au 21" (a must!a must!) which reunited Fresnay and Delair playing the same characters of another SA Steeman book.


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