Macadam (1946)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Generally forgotten today, Macadam opened to good reviews and excellent business when it first came out in 1946. The film takes place in the "demimonde" of Paris' Montmartre district. The incomparable Francoise Rosay heads the cast in this atmospheric, melodramatic yarn about French gangsters, their mistresses, and various and assorted "ladies of the evening." Much of the critical attention was centered around Simone Signoret, in her first major screen role. In America, Macadam was released (in a heavily expurgated version!) as Back Streets of Paris.

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hotel, criminal, daughter, moll, Parisian, police-officer, slums, tenant, underworld, loot