Diabolique (1955)

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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1955-01-29
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 864 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Véra Films
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
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The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse mysteriously disappears.

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  • Véra Clouzot

    as Christina Delassalle
  • Simone Signoret

    as Nicole Horner
  • Jean Brochard

    as Plantiveau
  • Pierre Larquey

    as Mr. Drain
  • Michel Serrault

    as Mr. Raymond
  • Paul Meurisse

    as Michel Delassalle
  • Charles Vanel

    as Police Inspector Alfred Fichet
  • Yves-Marie Maurin

    as Moinet
  • Georges Poujouly

    as Soudieu
  • Thérèse Dorny

    as Mrs. Herboux
  • Noël Roquevert

    as Mr. Herboux
  • Jean Lefebvre

    as Robert
  • Robert Dalban

    as Garage Owner
  • Georges Chamarat

    as Dr. Loisy
  • Madeleine Suffel

    as Counter Clerk
  • Jean Témerson

    as Hotel Janitor
  • Jacques Hilling

    as Morgue Receptionist
  • Camille Guérini

    as Photographer
  • Jacques Varennes

    as Dr. Bridoux
  • Henri Humbert

    as Patard (uncredited)
  • Michel Dumur

    as Ritberger (uncredited)
  • Jean-Pierre Bonnefous

    as Gascuel (uncredited)
  • Johnny Hallyday

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Urbain

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Henri Coutet

    as Employee of the Morgue (uncredited)
  • Christian Brocard

    as Man in the Morgue (uncredited)
  • Jean Clarieux

    as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Zappy Max

    as Radio Game-show Host (voice) (uncredited)
Directing Henri-Georges Clouzot Director
Production Henri-Georges Clouzot Producer
Writing Henri-Georges Clouzot Writer
Writing Jérôme Géronimi Writer
Camera Armand Thirard Director of Photography
Editing Madeleine Gug Editor
Writing Pierre Boileau Novel
Writing Thomas Narcejac Novel
Costume & Make-Up Simone Knapp Hairstylist
Camera Louis Née Camera Operator
Sound Georges Van Parys Original Music Composer
Art Léon Barsacq Art Direction
Sound William Robert Sivel Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Anatole Paris Makeup Artist
Camera Jacques Robin Camera Operator
Camera Robert Juillard Camera Operator
Writing René Masson Script Consultant
Writing Frédéric Grendel Script Consultant
Camera Daniel Diot Assistant Camera
Directing Michel Romanoff Assistant Director
Production Georges Lourau Producer
Costume & Make-Up Carven Costume Design
Camera Jean Lallier Camera Operator
Directing Jeanne Witta Script Supervisor
Camera Léo Mirkine Still Photographer
Production Louis de Masure Production Manager
Camera Robert Joffres Still Photographer
Camera Jean Dicop Assistant Camera
Production Georges Testard Unit Manager