Actors: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Pierre Larquey, Louis Seigner
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Raven (1943)|
|THE RAVEN is a movie cowritten and directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1943.
The setting is a small town in France. Pierre Fresnay, an eminent surgeon who's decided to settle as a simple anonymous gynecologist after his wife's death, is the target of anonymous letters that accuse him of being the lover of psychiatrist Pierre Larquey's wife and carrying out abortions. Soon, dozens of anonymous letters are sent to almost everybody in town and the police are helpless. Fresnay is seduced by Ginette Leclerc, a crippled woman, but is still attracted by Larquey's wife. As suspicion is the air and everyone suspects everyone to be the Raven, the author of the anonymous letters, Larquey proposes to compare the writing of the Raven's letters with the writing of the suspects.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- love triangle/polygon
Crime & Scandal
Blackmail & Seduction?
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
Story of city/rural life?
- Small Town
Culture of surrounding area:
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) very skinny
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn curly
How much in movie?
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- Very much smarter than other characters
Small town people:
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
Check here if B&W
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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