Le désordre et la nuit (1958)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Melodrama, Police Detective Film, Addiction Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Director Giles Grangier adapted the screenplay of Les Desordre et la Nuit from his own novel. Jean Gabin stars as Vallois, a vice inspector for the Paris police. Vallois takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky (Najda Tiller), whom he considers to be more victim than criminal. Taking it upon himself to wean Lucky away from narcotics, Vallois also wins her love -- and, incidentally, smashes the dope ring responsible for her addiction. Second-billed Danielle Darrieux actually has a minor role, which she pulls off with finesse.

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addiction, club [organization], commissioner, drugs, extramarital-affair, home, inspection, investigation, investigator, killing, locked-up, love, missing, missing-person, mistress, murder, owner, pharmacist, police, secrets, suspicion