“Secret Police” is a crime drama film released in 1939, directed by Edmond T. Gréville. The movie is set in Paris, during the interwar period, and follows the story of Inspector Clément Bonnet, a detective working for the French Secret Police.
The film opens with the assassination of a political figure, which sets off a chain of events that leads Bonnet on a dangerous investigation. As he delves deeper into the case, Bonnet discovers a conspiracy involving a group of international spies, who are plotting to overthrow the French government and install a puppet regime.
With the help of his loyal assistant, Max, Bonnet embarks on a thrilling cat-and-mouse game with the spies, using all of his skills and resources to uncover their plans and bring them to justice.
The film is notable for its atmospheric portrayal of Paris, with stunning shots of the city’s streets, cafes, and landmarks. The performances by the cast, including Jules Berry as Bonnet and Suzy Prim as Max, are also noteworthy, with Berry bringing a charismatic and suave presence to the role of the detective.
Overall, “Secret Police” is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of international espionage and political intrigue. It is a classic of the crime drama genre and remains a favorite among film enthusiasts to this day.
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