Clouzot wrote almost two-thirds of the film only having read the novel years before, recalling it from memory, since it was out of print by the time he started the screenplay. When Stanislas-André Steeman saw the film, he was furious about the differences between the novel and the film.
L'inspecteur adjoint Antoine:
I have to admit, I've taken a liking to you, Miss Dora Monier.
Dora Monier: Me?
L'inspecteur adjoint Antoine: Because you and I are two of a kind. When it comes to women, we'll never have a chance.
When Antoine is repeating Maurice's deposition to the typist, he says that the confrontation between Maurice and Brignon at the restaurant took place on Wednesday, December 2, 1946. In 1946, December 2 fell on a Monday.
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