Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour)
Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour) (1947)

A police inspector (Louis Jouvet) unravels a murder involving a singer (Suzy Delair) and her husband (Bernard Blier). Realistic; with insight into Paris police procedure.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1947
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Henri-Georges Clouzot's engrossing noir explores the troubles of post-war France and the line dividing social struggle and criminality.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Clouzot is able to reveal a complex and interactive working-class world in which cops and criminals are sometimes difficult to tell apart.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This is a film well worth reviving, admiring and applauding.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Very typical of Clouzot's films, he utilizes sound and score to enhance tension and his penchant for mystery uses the whodunit to good effect, always shifting his subjects from innocence to guilt and back.

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Variety Staff

Direction by Henri-Georges Clouzot takes full advantage of every possible opportunity to bring out character and manages to keep the tempo at a fast clip all the time.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Terrifically entertaining.

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Fernando F. Croce

The ignoble suspicions of Le Corbeau still churn under the razzmatazz surface

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Time Out

Jouvet's Maigret-esque cop gets all the best lines, and gives the film its human, tragic focus.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

An elegant show-biz noir that weaves an intricate web of deception and intrigue.

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A superior noirish thriller which gets right under the skin of the seedy world it inhabits.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even for a more commercial effort, Clouzot lends his unique style and voice to a well-written and exquisitely-directed crime story that has great touches of… More
Stella Dallas
i enjoyed this. it's not a nailbiter like some of clouzot's other films but has a nice atmosphere and some really interesting characters, especially… More
Matheus Carvalho
Beautifully photographed noir from master Clouzot with a perfect balance of farce and post-war social criticism.
Emily B.
Maybe not as thrilling as some of Clouzot's other films but a fine film nonetheless. One downside is it takes a while to get going, only really doing so… More
danny d
one of the most remarkable screenplays of any film ive seen. the details of the story are complex, but simply told and without missteps. clouzot deserves far… More