Panique

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 1947
  • Running time: 91 min
Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance), discovers that his... read more

Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance), discovers that his neighbors are only too ready to suspect the worst of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Julien Duvivier’s first film after his return to France from Hollywood finds the acclaimed poetic realist applying his consummate craft to darker, moodier ends. Propelled by its two deeply nuanced lead performances, the tensely noirish Panique exposes the dangers of the knives-out mob mentality, delivering as well a pointed allegory for the behavior of Duvivier’s countrymen during the war.

Original Release

01/15/1947

US Release

11/26/1947

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Cast

Michel Simon Monsieur Hire
Viviane Romance Alice / Alice, maîtresse d'Alfred
Paul Bernard Alfred Chartier / Alfred, le véritable assassin
Charles Dorat L'nspecteur Michelet / Michelet, le secrétaire du commissaire
Lucas Gridoux Monsieur Fortin / Mr Fortin, le pharmacien
Lita Recio Marcelle / Viviane
Marcel Pérès Cermanutti
Max Dalban Capoulade
Suzanne Desprès La cartomancienne
Emma Lyonel La cliente
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Directors

Julien Duvivier

Writers

Julien Duvivier, Charles Spaak, Georges Simenon

Cast

Michel Simon Monsieur Hire
Viviane Romance Alice / Alice, maîtresse d'Alfred
Paul Bernard Alfred Chartier / Alfred, le véritable assassin
Charles Dorat L'nspecteur Michelet / Michelet, le secrétaire du commissaire
Lucas Gridoux Monsieur Fortin / Mr Fortin, le pharmacien
Lita Recio Marcelle / Viviane
Marcel Pérès Cermanutti
Max Dalban Capoulade
Suzanne Desprès La cartomancienne
Emma Lyonel La cliente
Guy Favières Monsieur Sauvage
Jean-Francois Martial Monsieur Joubert
Louis Florencie L'inspecteur Marcelin
Michel Ardan Fernand
Olivier Darrieux Étienne
Paul Franck Le docteur Philippon
Robert Balpo Le client
Émile Drain Monsieur Breteuil dit le petit caporal
Michèle Auvray Madame Branchu
Lucien Carol L'inspecteur Benoit

Producers

Editors

Marthe Poncin

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