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Don't Tempt the Devil

Don't Tempt the Devil

A Feature film by Christian-Jaque

Produced by Méditerranée Cinéma Productions

Release in France : 17/04/1963

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Méditerranée Cinéma Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

Foreign production company :

Flora Film

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In a biting, critical look at "justice" and how it does not necessarily work, director Christian-Jaque develops this tale of murder and deception via two principle, conniving characters and their upright opponents in the legal system. Catherine (Marina Vlady) is a heartless, self-serving woman miffed at her spouse's infidelity, who murders him while he is bedridden in the hospital by inserting a toxin into his next injection. She then renews an amorous relationship with a sharp and unscrupulous lawyer, knowing he could mount the best defense for her in court. The lawyer does just that, leaving the judge and the opposing attorney with a desire to see justice done but not much recourse to implement it.

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Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Raymond Villette

Author of original work :

Raf Vallet

Screenwriters :

Paul Andreota, Christian-Jaque

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Production managers :

Ludmila Goulian, Paul Laffargue

Assistant Editor :

Roger Cacheux

Production Designer :

Jean Mandaroux

Music Composer :

Georges Garvarentz

Dialogue Writer :

Henri Jeanson

Producer :

Georges Cheyko

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Camera Operator :

Robert Florent

Editor :

Jacques Desagneaux

Continuity supervisor :

Denise Morlot

Art Director :

Jacques D'Ovidio

Still Photographer :

Paul Apoteker

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Feature film

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France, Italy

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Majority French (France, Italy)

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Runtime :

1 h 58 min

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