Burning Fuse

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Burning Fuse
Burning Fuse.jpg
Directed by Henri Decoin
Written by
Produced by François Rigaud
Jean Tachard
Cinematography Pierre Montazel
Edited by Claude Durand
Music by
Galliera Films
Gallus Films
Distributed bySofradis
Release date
27 February 1957
Running time
98 minutes
Language French

Burning Fuse (French: Le feu aux poudres) is a 1957 French-Italian thriller film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Raymond Pellegrin, Charles Vanel and Peter van Eyck. [1] [2] It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. The films sets were designed by the art director René Renoux.



Lola, the wife of a notorious arms dealer Pédro Wassevitch is attracted to a young painter Ludovic. Unknown to her he has been sent to infiltrate Wassevitch's operation which both a rival and the police are interested in.


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  1. Davidson & Hake p.48
  2. "Le Feu aux poudres (1957)". www.unifrance.org. Retrieved 26 March 2023.