PG-13 | | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Another version of the film's source Edgar Allan Poe short story, but made for television, Le double assassinat de la rue Morgue (1973), was released within a couple of years, and the previous version, also made for television, had been first broadcast only about three years earlier [See: Detective: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1968)].
Do you remember what we said in my dressing room the very night it happened? I asked you to set a date for our marriage, didn't I? Well... I'm still waiting.
Rene Marot: Have you any idea, madame, what I look like? No, you find yourself a husband with a face ...
The use of a stunt-double for Lom is also obvious in the fight-scene with Robards in which Robards punches Lom and sends him crashing into a table.