Reign of Terror
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Also known as Reign of Terror, The Black Book is a bold effort by director Anthony Mann to film a French Revolution epic on a "B" detective picture budget. Robert Cummings stars as Charles D'Aubigny, who has been engaged by a group of political moderates to retrieve a little black book from Revolutionary leader Robespierre (Richard Basehart). The book allegedly contains evidence that Robespierre has been acting in his own interest rather than on behalf of the new government. D'Aubigny is compelled to deal with the tangible threat of Robespierre's chief henchman (Charles… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... the strangest of genre mixes, a costume crime thriller with a continental setting and an American pulp sensibility."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"It's a French Revolutionary drama made like one of Mann's film noirs."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Noir visits the French Revolution, as the emphasis on vicious brutality suggests an account written by the Marquis de Sade."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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