THE NIGHT AFFAIR
LE DESORDRE ET LA NUIT
1958, Pathé, 93 min, France, Dir: Gilles Grangier

Jean Gabin’s association with director Gilles Grangier reaches its peak in this brooding crime drama set in the underbelly of Parisian nightlife. He’s an inspector investigating the murder of a shady nightclub owner who, in the midst of the case, finds himself becoming involved with the comely young witness (Nadja Tiller), who turns out to be a drug addict - and who’s privy to the behind-the-scenes dirt between the owner and his mysterious wife (Danielle Darrieux).


LE SEPTIÈME JURÉ
THE SEVENTH JUROR
1962, Pathé International, 90 min, France, Dir: Georges Lautner

Dependable character actor Bernard Blier is given his chance to shine in a lead role here as Grégoire Duval, a man facing a predicament: After accidentally killing a local strumpet, he finds himself on a jury that must decide the fate of a man who he alone knows is innocent. As Duval comes to realize the depths of provincial perniciousness, this sordid story takes a strange and tragic turn. With Danièle Delorme as Duval’s icy, manipulative wife. In French with English subtitles.


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