The feature-film debut of famed director Louis Malle is an interesting, modern film noir with the classic theme of lovers plotting to kill the husband and make it look like suicide (reminiscent of The Postman Always Rings Twice). Jeanne Moreau gives an astonishing performance, perverse but naive as she leads her young lover down a path that can only lead to doom for both of them.
|Jeanne Moreau||Maurice Ronet|
|Georges Poujouly||Yori Bertin|
|Lino Ventura||Iván Petrovich|
|Elga Andersen||Jean Wall|
|Gérard Darrieu||Micheline Bona|
|Charles Denner||Félix Marten|
|6||25 Greatest Films of 1958|