Cast & Crew
At the Concert Mayol, which features lavish striptease shows, Mado, the star, drinks poison in a glass of champagne used in a production number and is rushed to a hospital, where her life is saved. Some time later, however, Mado's understudy, Lydia, is found shot while wearing one of Mado's costumes. Inspector Million is brought in, and after numerous embarrassing experiences he realizes that the murderer was after Lydia all the time. The director of the show, who recently quarrelled with Lydia, comes under suspicion, as does Fred, a narcotics dealer and pimp with whom she has been having an affair. Soon the evidence against Max, Mado's lead singer and current lover, builds up in spite of his efforts to incriminate Bob, Lydia's protector. Although Max eludes the police, Bob eventually captures him.
Ballets D'evelyne Gray
Andrey De Ryan
Filmed on location at the Concert Mayol in Paris. Opened in Paris in September 1954 as Crime au Concert Mayol; running time: 97 min. Also known as Palace of Shame.