The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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This Francois Truffaut thriller is based ona novel by William Irish (aka Cornell Woolrich), whose books had been adapted by Alfred Hitchcock on many previous occasions. Jeanne Moreau stars as a woman whose fiancé is nastily murdered by five men. Utilizing a series of disguises, the cool-customer Moreau tracks down all five culprits, sexually enslaves them, and then engineers their deaths. The ominous musical score was written by Bernard Herrmann, another frequent Hitchcock collaborator. The Bride Wore Black was initially released in France as La Mariee etait en Noir.

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widow/widower, revenge, killing, murder, wedding, confession [admission], investigation, husband