Le Corbeau (1943) AKA The Raven

Remy Germain is a doctor in a French town who becomes the focus of a vicious smear campaign, as letters accusing him of having an affair and performing unlawful abortions are mailed to village leaders. The mysterious writer, who signs each letter as “Le Corbeau” (The Raven) soon targets the whole town, exposing everyone’s dark secrets. This allegorical film was highly controversial at the time of its release, and was banned in France after the Liberation.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot (as Henri Georges Clouzot). AKA The Raven
Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette LeClerc, Micheline Francey, Pierre Larquey, Noel Roquevert, Héléna Manson, Jean Brochard, Liliane Maigné, Louis Seigner, Jeanne Fusier-Gir, Sylvie, Bernard Lancret, Antoine Balpêtré, Pierre Bertin, Roger Blin, Robert Clermont, Palau, Marcel Delaître.

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5 Comments

  1. Steves
    September 13, 2019
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    This film safe, Jon? I know it’s been released by The Criterion Collection.

    Some great stuff this week! Many thanks!

    • Jon W.
      September 13, 2019
      Reply

      It’s out of print that’s why I posted it.
      Thanks for the support, Steven.

      • Steves
        September 14, 2019
        Reply

        Ah, ok. Just didn’t want you to get any more copyright infringement warnings. This site is much too precious to lose.

        • Jon W.
          September 14, 2019
          Reply

          Thank you and don’t worry, I always check and double check before uploading films.

  2. Eric
    September 16, 2019
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    Might be OOP on Criterion, but it’s easily available in the UK through Studio Canal (and it’s certainly worth owning). I would watch this one.

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