Black Dossier (film)

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Black Dossier
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Directed by André Cayatte
Written byAndré Cayatte
Charles Spaak
Produced by Michel Safra
Angelo Rizzoli
Starring Jean-Marc Bory
Danièle Delorme
Lea Padovani
Cinematography Jean Bourgoin
Edited by Paul Cayatte
Music by Louiguy
Production
companies
Spéva Films
Rizzoli Film
Distributed by Cinédis
Release date
  • 18 May 1955 (1955-05-18)
Running time
115 minutes
CountriesFrance
Italy
LanguageFrench

Black Dossier (French: Le Dossier noir, Italian: Fascicolo nero) is a 1955 French-Italian crime drama film directed by André Cayatte and starring Jean-Marc Bory, Danièle Delorme and Lea Padovani. It was shot at the Boulogne Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Jacques Colombier. It was entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. [1]

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Plot

Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious "black dossier". This file had been given to him by a recently demised citizen named Le Guen. The content of this file included information on the town's foremost businessman who behind his proper façade seems to be a ruthless fraudster. Arnaud has the corps of Le Guen exhumed and proof is found that this man has died of poisoning.

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References

  1. "Festival de Cannes: Black Dossier". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 31 January 2009.