Piège pour Cendrillon (1965)
A film directed by André Cayatte

Genre: Drama / Mystery


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A young woman named Michèle Isola is badly burned in a horrific fire. After surgical intervention, Dr Doulin is hopeful that she will recover her good looks, but she still suffers from amnesia. After a few days' rest, Michèle feels better physically but not mentally. Dr Doulin allows her to receive her first visit, from her former nanny Jeanne Murneau. A week later, Michèle is able to go home, where Jeanne will take care of her. With Michèle keen to know about her past, Jeanne has a lot questions to answer. She finally decides to tell Michèle that she had a cousin, Dominique, but she died in the fire. She also had a godmother named Raffermi, from whom she will inherit a large sum of money on her 21st birthday. Michèle will also become the manager of a global shoe business. From that day, Michèle becomes worried about Jeanne's real intentions and is suspicious that she may be hiding other things from her. In an attempt to regain her memory, Michèle starts her own investigation, first by visiting a Raffermi shop in town. This is only the start of a harrowing ordeal to discover the truth...
© Willems Henri (Brussels, Belgium)

Film Review

Piège pour Cendrillon is a French-Italian film drama first released in 1965, directed by André Cayatte. The film stars Dany Carrel, Madeleine Robinson, Hubert Noël, Jean Gaven and René Dary.   It is a Gaumont International production, produced by Alain Poiré.  

Our overall rating for Piège pour Cendrillon is: good - passable entertainment.

Other notable films that have been directed by André Cayatte include: Au bonheur des dames (1943), Les Amants de Vérone (1949), Nous sommes tous des assassins (1952) and Le Miroir à deux faces (1958). The actor Madeleine Robinson has also appeared in: Douce (1943), Entre onze heures et minuit (1949), Le Garçon sauvage (1951) and Une histoire simple (1978).

Other recommended drama/mystery films from France include the following: Claude Chabrol's Alice ou la dernière fugue (1977), Henri Decoin's Dortoir des grandes (1953), Jacques Rivette's Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976), Emmanuel Carrère's La Moustache (2005) and Guillaume Canet's Ne le dis à personne (2006).

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Film Credits

  • Director: André Cayatte
  • Script: Jean Anouilh, André Cayatte, Sébastien Japrisot
  • Photo: Armand Thirard
  • Music: Louiguy
  • Cast: Dany Carrel (L'amnésique), Madeleine Robinson (Jeanne Mureau), Hubert Noël (François), Jean Gaven (Gabriel), René Dary (Le docteur Doulin), Francis Nani (Serge), Robert Dalban (Le patron du garage), Lucien Callamand (Le docteur d'Antibes), Dominique Davray (La concierge), Héléna Manson (L'infirmière), Émile Riandreys (Le portier), Edmond Tamiz (Le valet de chambre), Julien Verdier (L'employé du garage)
  • Country: France / Italy
  • Language: French
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 115 min

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