Le Corbeau (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Le Corbeau (1948)



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Movie Info

The drama is set in a French village where some nasty soul has been causing a local uproar by sending poison pen letters to prominent citizens. The prime target is the local doctor with the mysterious past; as the town paranoia increases, it is he who becomes the prime suspect, but in the end, the real culprit, the is revealed. He is the last person any one would have suspected.


Pierre Fresnay
as Le docteur Rémy Germain
Ginette Leclerc
as Denise Saillens
Micheline Francey
as Laura Vorzet
Pierre Larquey
as Michel Vorzet
Louis Seigner
as Bertrand
as Mail Superintendent
Héléna Manson
as Marie Corbin
as Mother of `No. 13'
Bernard Lancret
as Magistrate
Antoine Balpêtré
as Dr. Delorme
Pierre Bertin
as The Sub-Prefect
Roger Blin
as Francois, the cancer patient
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Critic Reviews for Le Corbeau

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (8)

Clouzot, always a painstaking filmmaker, has constructed a plot of fiendish intricacy whose wild twists implicate one character after another until justice is finally served.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie squirms with mistrust, and burrows deep.

April 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Suffocatingly corrosive and misanthropic.

January 11, 2008

Polished, impersonal work, it puts forward little more than a spirit of free-floating misanthropy.

January 11, 2008

This exposé of a malicious small town in France must be one of the most depressed films to emerge from the period of the German Occupation.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Clouzot, often called the French Hitchcock, is not just a master of suspense but is also most adroit at implicating his audience.

February 15, 2005

Audience Reviews for Le Corbeau

An absorbing thriller that surprises us with the way its mystery becomes always more gripping and with its pessimistic view of mankind and the rottenness hidden inside all of us - and it came out in a perfect time for that sort of discussion during the German occupation of France.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


I thought it was boring..

Saskia D.
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer


This was quite a spooky flick. The mystery keeps you guessing even after the movie is over, if you know what I mean. Nevertheless, it's quite entertaining. A little bit of editing would have made it even better.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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