Carrefour (1938)

Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Crossroads is the English title for Carrefour, directed in France by German-born Kurt (later Curtis) Bernhardt. Suzy Prin and Jules Berry star in this master blend of amnesia, romance and deceit. A respected French diplomat is blackmailed by criminals, who insist that the diplomat, who'd once suffered a loss of memory, had been a crook in his previous "life". When Kurt Bernhardt emigrated to the US, he was signed by Warner Bros., thus had no opportunity to work on MGM's remake of Carrefour (again titled Crossroads) starring William Powell, Hedy Lamarr and Basil Rathbone. The story would be adapted a third time for the 1950 British melodrama Dead Man's Shoes.

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accusation, amnesia, blackmail, court [law], criminal, diplomat, witness