Personal Column (film)

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Personal Column
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Directed by Robert Siodmak
Written by Jacques Companéez
Simon Gantillon
Ernst Neubach
Produced by André Paulvé
Michel Safra
Starring Maurice Chevalier
Pierre Renoir
Marie Déa
Erich von Stroheim
Cinematography Marcel Fradetal
Michel Kelber
Jacques Mercanton
Edited by Yvonne Martin
Music by Michel Michelet
Spéva Films
Distributed by DisCina
Release date
  • 5 December 1939 (1939-12-05)
Running time
106 minutes

Personal Column (French : Pièges) is a 1939 French thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa and Erich von Stroheim. It was shot at the Joinville Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Maurice Colasson and Georges Wakhévitch. Lured , an American re-make, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lucille Ball, was released in 1947.



After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man whom she met through a personal column ad, Adrienne Charpentier is recruited by the police to answer a series of similar adverts to try to track down the killer. She meets and falls in love with the charming nightclub owner and womanizer Robert Fleury, but clues begin to appear that suggest that it is he who is the murderer.

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