Speaking of Murder

  (Redirected from Le rouge est mis)

Speaking of Murder is a 1957 French crime film directed by Gilles Grangier and starring Jean Gabin. The original French title is Le rouge est mis, which means "the red light is on". The screenplay is based on a novel by Auguste Le Breton.

Speaking of Murder
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French theatrical release poster
Directed byGilles Grangier
Produced byJacques Bar
Alain Poiré
Screenplay byMichel Audiard
Gilles Grangier
Auguste Le Breton
Based ona novel by Auguste Le Breton
StarringJean Gabin
Music byDenis Kieffer
CinematographyLouis Page
Edited byChristian Gaudin
Jacqueline Sadoul
Release date
  • 12 April 1957 (1957-04-12)
Running time
85 minutes


Louis Bertain (Gabin) is the owner of a Paris garage which is the front for a robbery gang. He and his accomplices are careful to keep up a civic veneer by day, indulging in criminal activities only when "the red light is on" at night. This status quo is upset when one of the gang members becomes convinced that Louis' younger brother is a police informer.



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