Monsieur la Souris (1942)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 14, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Midnight in Paris was originally titled Monsieur La Souris, the character played by the incomparable Raimu. M. La Souris is a downtrodden nobody who stumbles upon a corpse and dutifully reports his find to the constabulary. Alas, La Souris is himself suspected of murdering the victim, throwing the police off the track and allowing the genuine killer to elude capture. When the identity of the killer is finally revealed, it comes as a genuine surprise, especially since there's no logic or credibility to the revelation. Filmed in 1941, Midnight in Paris was released in the U.S. in 1947, one year after Raimu's death.

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corpse, false-accusation, honor [recognition], murder, suspect