The Murderer Lives at 21

Movies, Thriller

Clouzot's first feature, an engaging serio-comic thriller, with Fresnay as a whimsical police inspector who poses as a pastor to infiltrate the boarding-house where a Jack the Ripper killer is hiding out. The moderately ingenious mystery is boosted by the fantastical characterisations, and there are nice touches of black humour (like the toy working models of the killer made by one of the suspects).

By: TM

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Cast and crew

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Screenwriter: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Stanislas-André Steeman
Cast: Pierre Fresnay
Suzy Delair
Jean Tissier
Pierre Larquey
Noël Roquevert