Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Diabolique (1955)

IMDb plot summary: The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Starring Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot.

A fascinating and elegant mystery thriller with a great ending. The atmosphere builds and builds and builds in this movie, and it's thoroughly satisfying when all the answers are revealed. Well, most of them anyway. Definitely one I would recommend to anyone who likes Hitchcock or film noir, as that is very much the feel you get from it. 4 stars.

Flickchart: #571 out of 1908, below The Glass Menagerie and above Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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