Le Couteau Sous La Gorge (1955)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Le Couteam sous la Gorge (The Knife to the Throat) is the Gallic equivalent of Hollywood's Ransom! Jean Servais stars as a prominent physician whose son is kidnapped. The twist here is that one of the film's ostensible villains is the hero. Jean Chevrier co-stars as a gangster whose life Servais once saved, and who takes it upon himself to rescue the kid single-handedly. For a big-budget production, Le Couteam sous la Gorge is surprisingly sparse and skimpy at times. The film was lensed in Cinepanoramic, a French variation on 20th Century-Fox's CinemaScope.