Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rumeur Publique (Public Rumor) is a complicated story rendered nearly incomprehensible by poor English-language dubbing. Seeking a major news story, journalist Jaier (Daniel Gelin) pounces upon a mysterious small-town death. A young wife has fallen down a huge flight of stairs, and her husband is being held for her murder. Through a series of heartrending newspaper columns, Jaier manages to save the husband from the guillotine. Striking while the iron is hot, the journalist talks the young man into collaborating on a movie script about the tragic incident. In the process, the awful truth of the matter is fully revealed.