Le Visiteur (1946)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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French filmmaker Jean Dreville was a talented man frequently consigned to project beneath those talents. One of those projects was Le Visiteur, an overheated melodrama with sociological undertones. Pierre Fresnay plays a crooked lawyer who must hide out from the cops when he commits murder. Fresnay chooses to take shelter in an orphanage, where he poses as a government inspector. His enforced stay has a remarkable effect on everyone involved. Le Visiteur was released by Films Sirius, a firm that strove to find properties that would appeal to audiences beyond the borders of France: in this case, the company didn't succeed.