Staff rating

Diabolique 4.0 from 0 reviews
view all

Sadistic boarding school master Michel (Meurisse) has a wealthy, neurotic wife, Christina (Clouzet, the director's wife), and a cold-blooded mistress, Nicole (Signoret), who conspire to poison and then drown him in the school's swimming pool. But after the plot is carried out, Christina becomes convinced that Michel is still alive. Plot twists and double-crosses abound. Based on the novel "Celle Qui N'Etait Pas" by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. French with subtitles. Remade for TV in 1974 as "Reflections of Murder."

Audio-Forum, Jeffrey Norton Publishers, 1 Orchard Park Rd., Madison, CT 06443, Phone: (203)245-0195, Toll-free: 800-243-1234, Fax: (203)245-0769, Email:, URL:, Remarks: 888-453-4329 Toll Free Fax, Imprint of J. Norton Publishers.

Available on Running time 107 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Dental Mayhem, Killer Spouses
Henri-Georges Clouzot, Frederic Grendel, Jerome Geronimi, Rene Masson
Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Michel Serrault, Georges Chamarat, Robert Dalban, Therese Dorny, Camille Guerini
Armand Thirard
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Georges Van Parys
Seven Arts Pictures, Henri-Georges Clouzot


N.Y. Film Critics 1955: Foreign Film.

Visitor Reviews

There haven't been any movie reviews written yet. Be the first to write a review!