Ouvert Contre X (1951)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Two of French director Richard Pottier's films were released simultaneously in the U.S. during the last week of July, 1952. The first was the inexpensive musical comedy Rendezvous a Grenade; the second was the equally economical murder mystery Ouverte Contre X. Elina Labourdette stars as Katherine, a girl accused of murder. The victim was a louse who was trying to destroy Katherine's latest romance by digging up evidence of an earlier indiscretion. For a while, it sure looks like Katherine did indeed commit the murder, but soon the true culprit becomes obvious (to the audience, if not the authorities). Yves Deniaud has all the best scenes as an affable police inspector.