Retour de manivelle

Retour de manivelle (English title: There's Always a Price Tag) is a 1957 French-language motion picture crime drama directed by Denys de La Patellière who co-wrote screenplay with Michel Audiard, based on the novel There's Always a Price Tag by James Hadley Chase. The film stars Michèle Morgan, Daniel Gélin and Michèle Mercier

Retour de manivelle
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDenys de La Patellière
Produced byJean-Paul Guibert
Claude Hauser (assistant)
Screenplay byDenys de La Patellière
Michel Audiard (dialogue)
Based onthe novel There's Always a Price Tag
by James Hadley Chase
StarringMichèle Morgan
Daniel Gélin
Michèle Mercier
Music byMaurice Thiriet
CinematographyPierre Montazel
Edited byGeorges Alépée
Jacqueline Thiédot
Cinematografica Associati (CI.AS.)
Intermondia Films
Distributed byRank
Release date
Running time
118 minutes
CountryItaly / France


Penniless painter Robert Mabillon rescues rich man Eric Freminger one evening, when he is trying to throw himself under the wheels of a car. After having gotten quite drunk, Mabillon proposes to renew his luxurious villa in Saint-Jean-Cap on the French Riviera. Nevertheless, Freminger convinces him to become his driver. The same night, Mabillon has witnessed a violent dispute between his host and his seductive wife, Helen. Some time later, he receives a visit by the latter, its intimate ordered to leave as soon as possible to their homes ...


Production crewEdit

  • Director: Denys de La Patellière
  • Writer: Denys de La Patellière after the work of James Hadley Chase
  • Producer: Jean-Paul Guibert
  • Director of photography: Pierre Montazels

Production companies are Cinematografica Associata (Italy) and Films Intermondia (France).

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