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A landmark film
When Robert Osborn was still with us, I saw this film on TCM hosted by him and Drew Barrymore. Drew commented how Diabolique inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make Psycho. I'm betting he's not the only one to have studied it. If you get to watch, take note of Charles Vanel's portrayal of Inspector Fichet and see if it doesn't remind you a bit of Peter Falk's Columbo. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as they say. It's a landmark thriller for sure. I only wish I understood French so I could catch all the nuances of performance instead of having to speed read the subtitles. I think they whiz by a bit too quickly at times.
A Fantastic Masterpiece Of Suspense!
This movie is by far one of the best suspense movies I have EVER viewed! It will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the ending you will not see coming!! So glad TCM is playing it again this Halloween season! If you have never watched this, do yourself a favor and check it out. Not to be missed!
Far excided anything I expected. Have to see it again!!! loved the sub titles.
- michelle niewenhuis
This film BLEW me away!EVERYTHING about it is GREAT!!! And the ending will take your breath away! THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!
Wonderful movie!!! Everything from the superb cast to the screenplay is on par. This film literally kept me in suspense throughout and it does not disappoint the ending will shock & terrify you. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire film & that says a lot. Highly recommended for anyone whether your a fan of the genre or not. This is must see for any person who appreciates great classic movies