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Night Heat (1958)

Cette nuit là... (original title)
Jean, who is the artistic director of a fashion magazine, is married to a very pretty cover girl, Sylvie. They both work for André Reverdy, a very cynical man, who openly covets Sylvie. ... See full summary »

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Maurice Cazeneuve
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mylène Demongeot ... Sylvie Mallet
Maurice Ronet ... Jean Mallet
Jean Servais ... André Reverdy
Françoise Prévost ... La secrétaire
Jean Lara Jean Lara ... L'inspecteur Toussaint
Hubert Noël Hubert Noël ... Gérald Martin (as Hubert Noel)
Florence Arnaud Florence Arnaud ... La femme à la lampe (as Florence Arnaut)
Gilbert Edard ... François
Yves Arcanel Yves Arcanel ... Le dessinateur
Marc Doelnitz Marc Doelnitz ... Le boute en train
Henri Maïk Henri Maïk ... Le photographe (as Maïk)
Georges Hubert Georges Hubert
Bruno Balp Bruno Balp
Jean Brassat Jean Brassat
Jacques Dhéry Jacques Dhéry ... Le correcteur (as Jacques Dhery)
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Jean, who is the artistic director of a fashion magazine, is married to a very pretty cover girl, Sylvie. They both work for André Reverdy, a very cynical man, who openly covets Sylvie. Jean, awfully jealous, can't put up with the situation. Persuaded that his young wife has given herself to his rival he goes and waits for Reverdy outside his bachelor flat. When the hated man goes out, he kills him... Written by Guy Bellinger

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In 1963 director Stanley Kubrick listed Cette nuit-là as one of the ten best films of all time. See more »

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Referenced in Cabaret du soir: Episode dated 28 June 1958 (1958) See more »

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A Mockery of Morality And Justice
21 October 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Maurice Ronet is the art director for Jean Servais' magazine. He is married to Mylène Demongeot. Servais wants her. He torments Ronet at work, offers her a couple of million francs. Ronet goes to his house, and when he sees Servais leaving his house, he follows him and kills him. Only it's not Servais. That's when his real troubles begin.

Maurice Cazeneuve's is a film noir of the middle and upper classes of French society, where respectable men have base passions which their money and power allow them to exercise freely... a dark world that recent news stories about Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein show us to still the one we live in. It's certainly drier than most French noir, but still shot in that glistening, shadowy light that mocks beauty, and which turns justice into a matter of luck.


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Language:

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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquela Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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