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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Méditerranée Cinéma Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Flora Film

    French distribution :

    Unidex

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1963

    French release :

    17/04/1963

    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    26904

    Visa issue date :

    18/04/1963

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    2.35

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None