Pièges (1939) AKA Personal Column

After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man who 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.

Director: Robert Siodmak.
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa, Erich von Stroheim, Jean Témerson, André Brunot, Jacques Varennes, Henri Bry, Catherine Farell, Madeleine Geoffroy, Milly Mathis, Mady Berry, Pierre Magnier, André Numès Fils, Jean Brochard. AKA Personal Column

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4 Comments

  1. JW
    January 21, 2019
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    Very rare! Kudos, Jon!

  2. Allan
    January 25, 2019
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    An interesting precursor to The Spiral Staircase in its way but not nearly as good. There is a point perhaps midway when the tone of the film changes as Chevalier sings some comic songs, there is some romantic interludes and it feels to be a different film entirely. It becomes darker as the film returns to main plot line.
    Again thanks to Jon this film ( a very good print by the way) has been made available.

  3. February 7, 2019
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    terrific……certainly more sophisticated and possibly more stylish than the douglas sirk remake–lured (1947)……thanks so much!

  4. Michael
    February 28, 2019
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    Thank you for this rare gem Jon.

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