Un certain monsieur (1949)
aka: A Certain Mister
A film directed by Yves Ciampi

Genre: Crime

Film Review

Un certain monsieur is a French crime film first released in France on 24th May 1950, directed by Yves Ciampi. Cinematography was by Roger Arrignon and the film was scored by Georges Van Parys. It is based on a novel by Jean Le Hallier and stars René Dary, Hélène Perdrière, Louis Seigner, Marc Cassot and Junie Astor. It has also been released under the title: A Certain Mister.   It is a Éclectiques Films production, produced by Hervé Missir and distributed by Consortium du Film.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 30 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Un certain monsieur is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other memorable films that have been directed by Yves Ciampi include: Un grand patron (1951), Les Héros sont fatigués (1955), Typhon sur Nagasaki (1957) and Liberté I (1962). The actor Hélène Perdrière has also appeared in: Le Roi des resquilleurs (1930), Nuits d'alerte (1946), Le Parfum de la dame en noir (1949) and Le Fantôme de la liberté (1974).

Other recommended crime films of the 1940s from France include the following: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Corbeau (1943), Georges Lacombe's Le Dernier des six (1941), Henri Decoin's Entre onze heures et minuit (1949), Henri Decoin's Les Inconnus dans la maison (1942) and Louis Daquin's Le Voyageur de la Toussaint (1943).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Yves Ciampi
  • Script: Jacqueline Boisyvon (dialogue), Yannick Boysivon, Jean Le Hallier (novel)
  • Photo: Roger Arrignon
  • Music: Georges Van Parys
  • Cast: René Dary (Le Pouce), Hélène Perdrière (L'Index), Louis Seigner (Commissaire Clergé), Marc Cassot (César), Junie Astor (Edmée Lamour), Pierre Destailles (Le Majeur), Alice Field (Madame Léonard), René Blancard (Commissaire Bellefontaine), Louis de Funès (Thomas Boudebeuf), Lise Delamare (Mme Lecorduvent), Paul Demange (Léonard), Guy Favières (Le sacristain), Émile Genevois (Un complice), Robert Lussac (Hector), Julien Maffre (Un complice), Alexandre Mihalesco (Lecorduvent), Julienne Paroli (La bigote), Tony Taffin (Ottavio), Titys (Un vieux monsieur), Roland Toutain (Un complice), Henri Vilbert (Antoine), Catherine Arley, Charles Bayard, Louis Bugette, Claude Castaing
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Aka: A Certain Mister

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