A young man makes his living in Paris in 1900 by fighting duels on behalf of other parties. He’s hired to injure a leading politician and starts to get involved with a girl he uses to provoke the challenge. One newspaper, hostile to the politician, headlines the story of the impending duel asking who this Madame X is. Problem is, she’s the daughter of the paper’s proprietor.
Directors: Thornton Freeland, Peter Creswell.
Writers: Marcel Achard & Anatole Litvak (story “Le Tueur”), James Seymour & Lesley Storm (screenplay), Maurice Cowan (additional dialogue).
Stars: William Eythe, Stanley Holloway, Hazel Court, George Thorpe, Irene Browne, Beatrice Campbell, Basil Sydney, Margaret Rutherford, Ada Reeve, Graeme Muir, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Ruddock, O.B. Clarence, Aubrey Mallalieu, James Harcourt.