In the Name of the Law (1932 film)

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In the Name of the Law
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Written by Paul Bringuier (novel)
Maurice Tourneur
Starring Marcelle Chantal
Régine Dancourt
Gabriel Gabrio
Jean Marchat
Cinematography Georges Benoît
Marc Bujard
Edited by Jacques Tourneur
Distributed by Pathé-Natan
Release date
  • 19 April 1932 (1932-04-19)
Running time
85 minutes[1]
Country France
Language French

In the Name of the Law (French: Au nom de la loi) is a 1932 French crime film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Marcelle Chantal, Régine Dancourt and Gabriel Gabrio.[2] It was based on a novel by Paul Bringuier. The film was well received by critics. Variety considered Marcelle Chantal's performance "her best so far in talkers".[3]


After the discovery of a murdered police inspector's body in the River Seine, two of his colleagues pursue a beautiful lady, involved with a drug smuggling ring based in the South of France, who they believe responsible for the killing.



  1. ^ Waldman p.145
  2. ^ Waldman p.144-145
  3. ^ Waldman p.145


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2008.

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