La nuit des traqués (1959) AKA The Night of the Hunted


A young and hapless Antwerp thief, working for a gang led by leather-clad Philippe Clay, quarrels with his boss and kills him during a fight. Enlisting his sister’s help, he tries to get rid of the body in the harbour, – attracting the attention of a night watchman who seeks to profit from the situation.

Director: Bernard-Roland.
Stars: Philippe Clay, Juliette Mayniel, Sami Frey, Folco Lulli, Michel Dumoulin, Claude Mercutio, André Weber, Patricia Karim, Michèle Bardollet, Georgette Anys, Claude Titre, Daniel Gérard. AKA The Night of the Hunted


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  1. Simon H
    October 22, 2018

    I’d never heard of this or most of the people involved – but what a great film! Thanks so much for this.

  2. Michael
    November 4, 2018

    little gem of a film

  3. January 21, 2020

    Terrific film~!! Thanks so much for posting it, and in great quality too 🙂

  4. Michael
    December 15, 2023

    Good little French noir. Nice 50’s jazz score, foggy atmospheric night scenes around the Antwerp docks, bodies in the harbor, a knife fight, low lives and scrappy waterfront bars…………… and a pet monkey! Love it. Thanks Jon, once again

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