Jenny Lamour (Quay of the Goldsmiths)
- Original title
Quai des Orfèvres
- Running time
- 106 min.
H.G. Clouzot, Jean Ferry (Novel: Stanislas-André Steeman)
Armand Thirard (B&W)
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Cop Movies. Jealousy
- Synopsis / Plot
- Jenny Lamour is an ambitious music hall singer who wants to be a star and is willing to befriend the lecherous old men who ogle her act, inspiring the jealousy of Jenny's husband Maurice Martineau. One particular fan of Jenny's is a wealthy financial backer who extends repeated invitations to the entertainer to join him at fine restaurants and his expansive mansion. Armed with a gun, Maurice goes to the estate to confront his rival one night but discovers that the master of the house is already dead, his wife having smashed a bottle of champagne over his head to stave off a sexual advance. Soon, a gruff but dedicated detective, Inspector Antoine is on the case...
: Venice Film Festival: Best Director
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