Le désordre et la nuit

Le désordre et la nuit (French for "The disorder and the night") is a 1958 French crime film directed by Gilles Grangier and starring Jean Gabin and Danielle Darrieux. The screenplay is based on the novel Le désordre et la nuit by Jacques Robert. The film was released in the United States as Night Affair.

Le désordre et la nuit
Le désordre et la nuit film poster.jpg
French theatrical release poster
Directed byGilles Grangier
Written byMichel Audiard
Gilles Grangier
Jacques Robert
Based onLe désordre et la nuit
by Jacques Robert
Produced byLucien Viard
StarringJean Gabin
Danielle Darrieux
CinematographyLouis Page
Edited byJacqueline Sadoul
Music byHenri Contet
Jean Yatove
Release date
  • 18 May 1958 (1958-05-18)
Running time
93 minutes


Georges Vallois (Gabin), a vice inspector for the Paris police, takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky (Tiller), whom he considers to be more victim than criminal. Taking it upon himself to wean Lucky away from narcotics, Vallois also wins her love—and, incidentally, smashes the dope ring responsible for her addiction.


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