Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Les Bras de la nuit is another of the typical love vs. duty stories in which a police inspector, Landais (Roger Hanin) is caught in a tough situation. Daniele (Danielle Darrieux) is a killer -- she has murdered her husband -- yet after the inspector starts investigating the case, he is completely overcome by the woman. Her obvious attractions have him in thrall and eventually he realizes he will do anything not to lose her. His solution is to cover-up for her, a solution that only brings sorrow in the end.