Enough Rope (adv 15) S

Sunday 28 August 2016

Enough Rope (adv 15) S

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  • Director Claude Autant-Lara
  • Origin France
  • Year 1963
  • Duration 104 minutes

Part of Adapting Highsmith: A Season of Patricia Highsmith Adaptations

Shot in glorious monochrome ‘scope, the big screen version of Highsmith’s ‘The Blunderer’ from director Claude Autant-Lara and his regular screenwriters Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, stars a pre-Goldfinger Gert Frobe as boorish bookseller Melchior Kimmel. After seeming to escape justice for killing his wife, Kimmel comes to the attention of philandering husband Walter Saccard (Maurice Ronet). When Saccard’s own spouse Clara (Yvonne Furneaux) comes to a tragic end, the police are quick to link the two deaths.