Quai des Orfèvres 02/29/20

Another big title from Henri-Georges Clouzot touches down in Region A. The great director’s first postwar feature dials back the misanthropy — but only a little. It’s a detective tale set in an impressively recreated theatrical milieu, about the tangle of illicit desire that people get caught up in. Ambition, sacrifice, and jealousy figure in a tightly-knit murder scenario — Louis Jouvet’s detective must sort them out, to determine if the vain variety singer Jenny Lamour is really guilty of a heinous crime. Starring Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Simone Renant, all great actors worth checking out. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.