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The Infernal Trio

The Infernal Trio

A Feature film by Francis Girod

Produced by Lira Films, Belstar Productions, Films 66

Release in France : 22/05/1974


    Marseilles, 1919. Georges Sarret is a distinguished and respected lawyer, recently honoured for his services in the First World War. He takes as his lover Philomène Schmidt, a young German woman, who has just lost her job and home. To enable Philomène to remain in France, Georges finds her a husband - who dies conveniently of natural causes a month after the wedding. Georges repeats the trick with Philomène's sister, Catherine - marrying her off to an old man who dies suddenly so that the scheming trio can profit from his life insurance. When an accomplice in the scheme, Marcel Chambon, threatens to blackmail them, Georges and his two lovers have no option but to kill him and his mistress. Having dissolved the bodies in sulphuric acid, Georges hires another man to pose as Chambon so that he can secure his assets. Flush with the success of this venture, Georges proposes his most ambitious scam: he will insure Catherine's life with five separate insurance companies; a young orphan woman who is dying from tuberculosis will provide Catherine's death certificate when the moment comes. Unfortunately, the scheme does not go quite as planned...

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Lira Films, Belstar Productions, Films 66

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Oceania Produzione Internazionale, TIT Filmproduktion

    French distribution :

    Fox France

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Raymond Danon, Jacques Dorfmann

    Dialogue Writers :

    Jacques Rouffio, Francis Girod

    Producer :

    Michel Piccoli

    Foreign producers :

    Wolfdieter Von Stein, Ennio Nobili

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernard Bats

    Production managers :

    Ralph Baum, Jean-Marc Isy

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    Ennio Morricone

    Still Photographer :

    Georges Pierre

    Assistant Director :

    Jean-Patrick Lebel

    Author of original work :

    Solange Fasquelle

    Screenwriters :

    Francis Girod, Jacques Rouffio

    Director of Photography :

    Andréas Winding

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Harnois

    Editor :

    Claude Barrois

    Production Designers :

    Philippe Turlure, Jean-Jacques Caziot

    Costume designer :

    Jacques Fonteray

    Location manager :

    Ilya Claisse

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Italy, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Posters (2)


    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1974

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1974)


    Out of Competition