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Spotlight On A Murderer

Spotlight On A Murderer

A Feature film by Georges Franju

Produced by Champs-Élysées Production

Release in France : 31/03/1961


    When he learns his days are numbered old count Hervé de Kéraudren decides to hide in a secret alcove and to die there, just to annoy his heirs. As a result of his body not being found the latter will have to wait for five years until they can inherit the count's money. Very upsetting indeed, all the more as they are required to keep up the Kéraudren estate in the meantime. To collect money, nephews and nieces organize a Son et Lumière show at the manor while busily looking for the missing corpse. But, unexpectedly, they get killed in turns. Murders or accidents? Jean-Marie, his fiancée Micheline and his cousin Edwige investigate and finally succeed in exposing the culprit. And, the count's body being found by chance, all goes back to normal.

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    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Champs-Élysées Production

    French distribution :

    MGM Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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    Full credits (16)

    Executive Producer :

    Jules Borkon

    Dialogue Writer :

    Robert Thomas

    Director of Photography :

    Marcel Fradetal

    Sound assistants :

    Gaston Demède, Maurice Rémy

    Camera Operator :

    Jean-Marie Maillols

    Editor :

    Gilbert Natot

    Music Composer :

    Maurice Jarre

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Louis Castelli

    Assistant Director :

    Serge Witta

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    Sound Recordist :

    Robert Biard

    Assistant Operator :

    Bernard Sury

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Laurent

    Continuity supervisor :

    Yvette Vérité

    Production Designer :

    Roger Briaucourt

    Location Manager :

    Michel Mombailly

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    Feature film

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

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    Black & White

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