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The Cupid Club (1949)

Bal Cupidon (original title)
A well-meaning female lawyer and an arrogant smug private eye ,at odds with each other,investigate.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Blanchar ... Flip
Yves Vincent ... Morezzi
Marcelle Praince ... Mme Chanut
Suzanne Dantès Suzanne Dantès ... Mme Delacroix
Henri Crémieux ... Cresat
Simone Renant ... Isabelle
Maria Mauban Maria Mauban ... Anne-Marie
René Blancard ... Turnier
André Bervil André Bervil ... Tonio
Marion Tourès Marion Tourès ... Christine
Germaine Michel Germaine Michel ... Clémence
François Joux François Joux ... Gratien
Pierre Juvenet Pierre Juvenet ... Le président Chanut
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Le gardien
Janine Miller Janine Miller ... L'annonceuse
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'Bal Cupidon" features a well-meaning female lawyer and an arrogant smug private eye ,half Sherlock Holmes ,half Arsene Lupin,forced to investigate together ,whereas they are at odds with each other (she had him thrown into jail because he showed himself a real menace on the roads).Like it often occurs in today's thrillers,if we are to believe the screenwriters ,duty calls,and ,little by little ,they become reconciled ,and by the end of the story,you guess what happens.. Written by dbdumonteil

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 May 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Det syndiga värdshuset See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First film directed by playwright Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon. See more »

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Cupid Ball
6 April 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In a certain way,the movie was ahead of its time: it features a well-meaning female lawyer and an arrogant smug private eye ,half Sherlock Holmes ,half Arsene Lupin,forced to investigate together ,whereas they are at odds with each other (she had him thrown into prison because he showed himself a real menace on the roads).Like it often occurs in today's thrillers,if we are to believe the screenwriters ,duty calls,and ,little by little ,they become reconciled ,and by the end of the story,you guess what happens....

It's screenwriter Marc-Gilbert Sauvageon's only claim to fame ,as far as directing is concerned.The murder mystery drags on a bit in the first half,but the whodunit is smart even if it does not match Agatha Christie.

Pierre Blanchar and Renée Faure are seasoned actors and there's a good chemistry between them;Maria Mauban and Yves Vincent stand out too,as the main suspects .The lines are witty ,and the atmosphere walks a fine line between comedy and drama .In the grand tradition of Hercule Poirot,the sleuth summons all the suspects for the final revelation. Very entertaining.


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