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One Step to Eternity

One Step to Eternity

A Feature film by Henri Decoin

Release in France : 17/12/1954

    Synopsis

    François Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming at his penthouse apartment. He plans on one of them to meet death by means of a loose railing on the balcony. The invitees are: Constance, François' first wife, whose love and integrity also stood in the way of his schemes; Vera Volpone, his second wife, from whom he is seeking a divorce, and who, with the aid of her lover, is blackmailing Ffancois; Maggy, his mistress who aids him in his illegal transactions; and Cecile, his fiancée, who is pregnant by another man. The women arrive, tension overwhelms them and the host, three of the women depart... and François is alone with his intended victim.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (22)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Films EGE, CFC Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited, Celia Films

    Foreign production company :

    Noria Film

    French distribution :

    Sirius Films

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (18)

    Assistant directors :

    Michel Deville, Fabien Collin

    Author of original work :

    Patricia McGerr

    Screenwriter :

    Henri Decoin

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Lefebvre

    Assistant Operator :

    Roger Delpuech

    Editor :

    Denise Reiss

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    René Sylviano

    Narrator :

    Jean Davy

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jacques de Baroncelli, Henri Decoin

    Producer :

    Raymond Eger

    Voice :

    Paula Dehelly

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Calvet

    Production Manager :

    Léon Carré

    Assistant editor :

    Etiennette Muse

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

    Costume designer :

    Pierre Balmain

    Location Manager :

    Michel Choquet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Thriller

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1954

    French release :

    17/12/1954

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    15895

    Visa issue date :

    09/12/1954

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono