La mome vert de gris / Poison Ivy (1953) DVD5This is the first ever Lemmy Caution thriller, starring trademark tough guy actor Eddie Constantine. It was a role he would return to again and again over the next several decades.
Two million dollars have vanished into thin air. Lemmy Caution, an American agent, is assigned by the FBI to investigate in Casablanca. He soon finds out about a gang of gold smugglers, whose boss might be Saltierra, but Saltierra's mistress, Carlotta de la Rue, nicknamed "La mome vert de gris" stands in his way, at times helping Saltierra at other times helping him. Only when her brother is gunned down by the gang does she choose her side, Lemmy of course.

The entire film is a like one long and very sexy exotic noir commercial. It has the type of edge that the classic American noir thrillers from the same era had, but Borderie and cinematographer Jacques Lemare (The Rules of the Game) basically use every opportunity they get to make the visuals look as elegant and sexually arousing as possible.
Dominique Wilms looks stunning as the femme fatale Carlotta de la Rue. A comparison with Rita Hayworth's seductress from Charles Vidor's Gilda is not only justified, but actually absolutely necessary.

Director: Bernard Borderie
Cast: Eddie Constantine, Dominique Wilms, Howard Vernon
Country: France
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:38:20 | 29.9 Gb + 5.70 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

Extras:
-- Interview with Eddie Constantine - presented here is an extract from an archival interview with Eddie Constantine in which he discusses his work Dominique Wilms on Poison Ivy and the film's stylistic appearance. In French, not subtitled. (5 min).
-- French descriptive Audio track

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:34:16 | 4.27 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

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