This film doesn’t have the best of plots, but what director Joseph H. Lewis does with the visual style makes it worth seeing. It’s about a worn out Parisian detective who goes to the country to cool off. He meets a young girl there that he likes and they spend an evening together. However, he knows full well that she is too young for him and that she already has a fiancee. The next day she’s dead and nearby so is he. Soon others start dying, but instead of our detective closing in on the killer, he becomes more and more perplexed.
Lewis makes use of tracking shots, long takes, and close-ups that takes a mediocre film noir and makes it into a mediocre film noir that is very pretty nice to watch for the ~70 minute running time. Lewis was a talented director and this movie showcases that so it’s is worth a look.