May 20, 2020

Episode 468: Le Corbeau (1943)

Special Guest: Judith Mayne
Guest Co-Hosts: Ken Stanley, Kat Ellinger

French Month continues with a look at Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Corbeau. Also known as The Raven, the film was released in 1943 and made by Continental Films, a German company operated in France during World War II. It’s the story of the small town of Saint Robin which is plagued by a poison pen letter writer who torments citizens with scandalous details of their lives, turning people against one another and casting a net of suspicion across the entire region.

Special guest Judith Mayne (The Woman at the Keyhole) discusses Occupation Cinema in general and Le Corbeau in particular. Kat Ellinger and Ken Stanley help Mike unpack this incredibly fascinating film.

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Links:
Buy Le Corbeau on (Region 2) Blu-Ray
Buy Le Corbeau (French Film Guides by Judith Mayne
See more books by Judith Maybe

Music:
"Party Line" - Government Issue
"Poison Pen" - Bauhaus
"Dirty Laundry" - Don Henley

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