Artikelnummer 6117

THE PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK (Le parfum de la dame en noir) (1931) * with switchable English subtitles *

Marcel L'Herbier (scenario), Gaston Leroux (novel) Roland Toutain ... Joseph Rouletabille Huguette Duflos Huguette Duflos ... Mathilde Marcel Vibert Marcel Vibert ... Le vieux Bob Léon Belières Léon Belières ... Sainclair Edmond Van Daële Edmond Van Daële ... Robert Darzac Wera Engels Wera Engels ... Edith Rance (as Vera Engels) Kissa Kouprine Kissa Kouprine ... Marie Henri Kerny Henri Kerny ... Le père Jacques Michel Kovally Michel Kovally ... Le prince Galitch (as Kovally)

A novel by Gaston Leroux (of Phantom of the Opera fame) is the source for Parfum de la Dame en Noir. The story takes place on the Riviera, where the title character may or may not be involved in various shades of skullduggery, including murder. The film's highlight involves a coffin containing the body of a man who committed suicide -- or, did he? Huguette Duflos played the title character, while the comedy relief was in the capable hands of Belieres. In emulation of the 1928 American film The Terror, the opening credits are not printed on screen, but instead spoken by a mysterious "ghost" voice.

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 89 min.  See film sample for audio and video quality! 

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