Un témoin dans la ville. 1959. France/Italy. Directed by Édouard Molinaro. Screenplay by Édouard Molinaro. Gérard Oury, Alain Poiré, based on a novel by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narjac. With Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Franco Fabrizi. 86 min.
Another overlooked noir by Molinaro, who shows himself an apt pupil of Hitchcock and Clouzot with this adaptation of a novel by Boileau and Narjac (Vertigo) featuring a sympathetic killer (Lino Ventura) out to eliminate the taxi driver who is the only witness to Ventura’s murder of his wife’s lover. The jazz score features Kenny Clarke, Kenny Dorham, and Barney Wilen.