L'Auberge Du Peche (1950)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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At 110 minutes, L'Auberge du Peche is a bit too poky for its murder-mystery intrigues. Still, a decent level of suspense is maintained throughout. The ball starts rolling when barmaid Laura (Ginette Leclerc) is entrusted with a fortune by a fugitive gunman. When Laura's benefactor dies the next day, she is suspected of his murder. Enter police inspector Briquet (J. P. Kerien), who interrupts his vacation to solve the mystery. Briquet's Columbo-like probings are resented by the local police, represented by the ineffectual Notary (Jean Paredes). True to formula, it is the "buttinsky" who proves to have all the answers.