The Knife to the Throat (Lost French film; 1955)

The Knife to the Throat
Film poster.
Film poster.
Status Lost

The Knife to the Throat (originally Le Couteau sous la Gorge) is a 1955 French crime film directed by Jacques Severac. The film tells the story of Dr. Mark Hourtin, whose son is kidnapped by unknown kidnappers. After Dr. Hourtin pays the ransom demanded by the kidnappers, the son fails to return home. Commissioner Lucas is assigned to investigate the case. Faced with the lack of clues, he is forced to ask for help from crook Pacos le Maltais, who appears to have vital information about the kidnapping. Despite the lack of news and the belief that the child might have been killed, le Maltais provides Commissioner Lucas with clues that eventually lead him to the truth about the abduction.[1]

The film is mostly unknown outside France, and most information about the film is on French film websites. Even on French sources, very little information about the film can be found. As of today, no known copy of this film is known to surface, and only a small handful of images relating to the film are available.



  1. Film synopsis on (in French)
  2. A poster of the film, sold on
  3. Another poster of the film, sold on
  4. Another poster of the film, sold on




2 months ago
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I don't know if this with every be found, because it's from a much earlier era in time, (and due to the fact that films back then were made of the extremely flammable sliver nitrate) it most likely never be found, unfortunately :(

Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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They stopped using nitrate for film about this time.
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