Had anyone else sold their dictionary – their big dictionary – I might have felt sorry for them. But if you’ve seen the classic suspense film Les Diaboliques (1955), you won’t feel any pity for its cruel male figure. The actors shown are Véra Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. Véra’s husband, Henri-Georges Clouzot, directed the film.
If you haven’t seen Les Diaboliques (Diabolique in the US) and have a taste for Hitchcockian thrillers, take a chance on it without reading up on it beforehand. 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, if that helps persuade you. And Halloween is just around the corner.
One last thing. Did you ever have to sell your dictionary? What was the last one you bought? Someone please say The Devil’s Dictionary.