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Director  Claude Chabrol
Music director  Pierre Jansen
Language  French
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country  France
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Writer  William Benjamin, Claude Brule, Derek Prouse, Paul Gegauff
Release date  1967
Characters  Evelyn, Denise, Blonde, Paula, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Pfeiffer, Paul, Christine, Michele, Christopher, Jacqueline
Cast  Anthony Perkins (Christopher Belling), Maurice Ronet (Paul Wagner), Yvonne Furneaux (Christine Belling), Suzanne Lloyd (Evelyne Whartom), Henry Jones (Mr. Clark), Catherine Sola (Denise)
Similar movies  Descent Into Hell, Le Boucher, Le Deuxième Souffle, Le Samouraï, Breathless, Elevator to the Gallows
Tagline  Psycho Puppet or Cold-Blooded Killer?

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The Champagne Murders (French: Le scandale) is a 1967 French suspense thriller mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins. It was the first of two films that Chabrol made with Perkins, who is most famous for his role in Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock, whom Chabrol admires above all other directors.


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For his role in the film, Maurice Ronet won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

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Taking a prostitute to a park after drinking, Paul Wagner is attacked by unknown assailants, who leave him with a serious head injury and strangle her. Unable to manage the family champagne business, it is run for him by Christine Belling and her assistant Jacqueline. Christine tries to take advantage of him by selling the company, but he refuses to sign. On a business trip to Hamburg with Christine's husband Christopher, he gets drunk and goes to a park with a whore, who is found strangled in the morning. Going with Christopher to the party of a promiscuous artist, he again gets drunk and she is found strangled in the morning.

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Terrified that he may be murdering young women after drinking, while Christopher is away he seeks the help of Christine. She takes advantage of him by getting him to sign away his rights in the company. He goes home despondent and in the morning Christine is found strangled. Christopher, who now owns the business, turns up with a striking blonde, who Paul remembers seeing in Hamburg and at the artist's party. It is Jacqueline, without the dark wig and pale make-up she wore to work, who is Christopher's mistress and has done the last three stranglings. A gun is pulled out and the camera recedes as the three fight over it.


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  • Anthony Perkins as Christopher
  • Maurice Ronet as Paul
  • Yvonne Furneaux as Christine
  • Stéphane Audran as Jacqueline
  • Annie Vidal as Blonde
  • Henry Jones as Mr. Clarke
  • Catherine Sola as Denise
  • George Skaff as Mr. Pfeiffer
  • Christa Lang as Paula
  • Marie-Ange Aniès as Michele
  • Suzanne Lloyd as Evelyn
  • References

    The Champagne Murders Wikipedia
    The Champagne Murders IMDb The Champagne Murders

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