Ten Days' Wonder (film)

Ten Days' Wonder (French: La Décade prodigieuse) is a 1971 French murder-mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Michel Piccoli, Anthony Perkins, and Orson Welles. It is based on the novel Ten Days' Wonder by Ellery Queen.

La Décade prodigieuse
La Décade prodigieuse FilmPoster.jpeg
A poster with the film's English title: Ten Days' Wonder
Directed byClaude Chabrol
Produced byAndré Génovès
Written byPaul Gégauff
Eugène Archer
Paul Gardner (writer)
Ellery Queen (novel)
StarringMichel Piccoli
Anthony Perkins
Orson Welles
Music byPierre Jansen
CinematographyJean Rabier
Edited byJacques Gaillard
Distributed byParafrance Films
Release date
  • December 1, 1971 (1971-12-01) (France)
Running time
110 minutes
Box office$5,323,830[1]

It follows the same story of the novel with the exception of detective Ellery Queen being changed to Paul Regis (Michel Piccoli). It was the fourth film that Welles and Perkins appeared in together since The Trial in 1962.



  1. ^ "La Décade prodigieuse (1971) - JPBox-Office". www.jpbox-office.com.

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