In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse mysteriously disappears.

  1. Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Thomas Narcejac


  3. Pierre Boileau


  4. Jérôme Géronimi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Simone Signoret

    Simone Signoret

    Nicole Horner

  2. Véra Clouzot

    Véra Clouzot

    Christina Delassalle

  3. Paul Meurisse

    Paul Meurisse

    Michel Delassalle

  4. Charles Vanel

    Charles Vanel

    Alfred Fichet, le commissaire

  5. Jean Brochard

    Jean Brochard

    Plantiveau, le concierge

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Original Title Les Diaboliques

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 21, 1955


    No rating information.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue -



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