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One Step to Eternity

One Step to Eternity

A Feature film by Henri Decoin

Produced by Compagnie Française Cinématographique (CFC), Films EGE

Release in France : 17/12/1954


    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)

    Executive Producers :

    Compagnie Française Cinématographique (CFC), Films EGE

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Noria Film

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Raymond Eger

    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

    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

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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 30 min

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    Black & White

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