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Crime Does Not Pay / Gentle Art of Murder

Crime Does Not Pay / Gentle Art of Murder

A Feature film by Gérard Oury

Produced by Groupement des Editeurs de Films (GEF), Télédis, Paris Élysée Films, Films Cosmos, Transworld Productions

Release in France : 06/07/1962


    After viewing an unusual film about murder and the irony of fate, a man deliberately steps in front of a slow-moving vehicle, planning to use the minor accident which should result as an alibi for his own wife's murder which he has already engineered. However, what actually occurs is a very different scenario about the "art" of murder.

    Actors (39)

    Production and distribution

    Full credits (17)

    Assistant directors :

    Serge Vallin, Georges Casati

    Dialogue Writers :

    Pierre Bost, Jean Aurenche, Frédéric Dard, René Wheeler, Henri Jeanson, Boileau-Narcejac

    Producers :

    Eugène Tucherer, Gilbert Bokanowski

    Director of Photography :

    Christian Matras

    Camera Operator :

    Alain Douarinou

    Editors :

    Raymond Lamy, Roger Dwyre

    Production Designer :

    Georges Wakhevitch

    Narrator :

    François Périer

    Location Manager :

    Michel Bonnay

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Jean-Charles Tacchella, Pierre Bost, Jean Aurenche, Frédéric Dard, René Wheeler, Henri Jeanson, Boileau-Narcejac

    Author of original work :

    Paul Gordeaux

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Oury, Jean-Charles Tacchella

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean Monchablon

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Richard Balducci

    Continuity supervisor :

    Francine Corteggiani

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Still Photographer :

    Jean Klissak

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Anthology film, Drama

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    2 h 38 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1962

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1962)


    Out of Competition