Le Plus Heureux Des Hommes (1952)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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European film favorite Fernand Gravey not only starred in Le Plus Heurs des Hommes, but also co-adapted the script from Jean Guitton's play. The title translates to The Happiest of Men, which hardly describes Gravey's character, an innocent bystander named Pierre. Walking into a bookshop, Pierre witnesses what seems to be a murder. But the victim (Jean-Claude Pascal) isn't really dead; he's staged the whole scene to divest himself of an inconvenient mistress. Within a few minutes, however, Pierre has killed the "corpse" for real. Why he does this could be explained here, but that would spoil the fun to be found in this curious comedy-drama.

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deception, murder, witness, mistress