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Actors: Louis Jouvet, Bernard Blier, Suzy Delair, Simone Renan, Pierre Larquey, Charles Dullin

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QUAI DES ORFEVRES, sometimes known as "Jenny Lamour" in english speaking countries, is a movie written and directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1947.
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Martineau is a brave man but terribly jealous. His wife, Jenny Lamour, is an ambitious young singer who likes to play with men if it can help her career in any way. One night, Martineau, convinced that Jenny is cheating on him with the industrialist Brignon, goes to his place and finds Brignon lying on the floor, already dead.

Jenny is persuaded that she's the murderer as she had throwed a bottle of Champagne at Brignon's head earlier in the evening. When Jenny notices that she's forgotten her scarf on the scene of the crime, Dora, a friend of the Martineaus, comes back at Brignon's mansion and rubs out all fingerprints.

It's a hard job for inspector Louis Jouvet who's asked to discover who really has killed the industrial.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Murders of set profession?    -   businessmen Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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