The Black Book (Reign of Terror)

During the French Revolution, patriotic Robert Cummings murders and assumes the identity of the bloodthirsty public prosecutor of Strasbourg in order to gain the confidence of Robespierre (Richard Basehart) and frustrate his plans for dictatorship. Robespierre assigns the impostor to find a missing black book containing the names of those slated to be denounced as enemies of France. A nonstop rollercoaster ride of action and intrigue, with magnificent film noir lighting and compositions by master cinematographer John Alton. Also known as The Black Book.



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