Pièges (1939)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Romantic Mystery  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

In this dark drama, the mysterious disappearance of several Parisian women cause the police to hire the roommate of the latest victim to go undercover, looking into strange newspaper ads seeking young single women, and meet all that placed the ads. She does so, but all of them are innocent. Then she meets a cabaret singer looking for a maid. He is so charming, that she soon falls in love and they plan to marry. Unfortunately, on the eve of their wedding, the man is arrested for the murders. He pleads innocence, but there is too much evidence to the contrary and his is given the death penalty. Meanwhile his lover remains determined to prove him innocent and capture the real killer.



personal-ad, arrest, butler, claim, employee, entertainer, evidence, false-accusation, investigation, killing, love, lure [tempt], maid, manager, motel, murder, newspaper, nightclub, police, roommate, sentence [penal system], songwriter, victim, woman