Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Diabolique ( diaboliques, Les ) (1955) Movie Information

Your Rating:
DVD  Blu-ray
view all merchandise
        Play Trailer    Write Review +  Request correction + Add to List: Add to movie list 

Overall Rank:


Avg. Rating:


# of Ratings:



Crime, Horror





Theater Date:



Henri-Georges Clouzot


Simone Signoret
Véra Clouzot
Charles Vanel
Michel Serrault
Paul Meurisse





Like Movie:

Plot Outline:

After a wife and a man's mistress Kill her husband, the body mysteriously disappears as the two women appear cursed.

Related Movie Lists

Top Movie List by SIngli6 Movies I Own Criterion Collection by Chris Kavan
IMDB 250 not seen by Mike My Criterion Collection (ordered by spine #) by Snoogans
My Blu-Ray's: Criterion by Snoogans Movies I Want To See by Alex
movies of 1955 by skater4159 Top Movie List by Daniel Corleone
Fantastic French Films I Have Seen by Chris Kavan 50s by mcmath

Quick Movie Reviews

mitchellyoung 08/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

A completely involving and suspenseful noir/horror film. The sense of foreboding that falls over the entire movie is unshakable and the plot is rooted in solid characters, so that when the twist ending eventually occurs, it makes sense and doesn't seem to come out of left field. A film about jealousy and dread.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Chris Kavan 03/04/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of

An original master of suspense, before Hitchcock. Even if you figure out what's going on, the atmosphere and characters and a sense of dread create a true masterpiece of horror.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

sodapop 02/11/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of

Truly masterful. Not to be missed for the horror lover.

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

Full Movie Reviews

  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

12/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Diabolique (diaboliques, Les) review

A story that revolves around a rude Michel Delassalle (Meurisse) has ulterior motives aginst his wife Christina (Clouzot). A science teacher and friend of Christina, Nicole Horner (Signoret), helps her with her marital concerns. Alfred Fichet (Vanel) helps with Christina's dilemma. Plot was intricate and screenplay clever for its time. Some memorable lines: "Don't you think life is hard enough?" by Christina and "I don't have any regrets." "It doesn't always go as you want it. That's life." by Nicole. Direction was detailed, pace was perfect, build of of tense scenes and humor really good. This film is faultless and background support were wonderful. Had one of the well executed twists for its genre. Diabolique is an entertaining look at jealousy, crime, justice and malicious inte...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No

03/30/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"You dream too much about water in this house."

Hitchcock once told a story of a man who wrote him a letter. It seems the man's wife had seen Psycho and would no longer take a shower. She had also seen Diabolique and would no longer take a bath. HItchcock's advice to the man? Send her to the dry cleaners. Clouzot is as close as one is likely to get to Hitchcock as far as mastery of suspense is concerned. The dread he creates is palpable, and is all the more remarkable for how little he uses to manufacture it: an empty swimming pool, a young boy's story, a freshly cleaned suit, and so forth. Although the story has been told countless times since (including a deplorable Sharon Stone remake), it has seldom been done this effectively. And you'll never look at bathtubs the same way again . . . .

Rating of

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
 Login with Facebook
For members wanting to use FB to login, click here
remember me  
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Toni
My Wish List by Michael
films I've seen in 2015 by aickman
ZombiesZombie like Movies by Stoney McStonerson
Top Movie List by Danish
Movies First Seen in 2015 by royaluglydudes
Top Movie List by SIngli6
movies of 2009 by skater4159




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations FilmCrave Friends    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use