In Paris, the lawyer Joly is given the will of his friend and client Cordelier, a well-known psychiatrist, who leaves everything to a patient called Opale. However Joly learns that this Opale is a sadistic pervert and murderer who keeps evading the police…
The film is a retelling of the novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson set in 1950s France. Jean-Louis Barrault plays Dr. Cordelier/Opale, the substitute for Dr. Jekyll/Hyde character.
Jean-Louis Barrault, Michel Vitold, Teddy Bilis, Micheline Gary, Jean Topart
Jean Renoir, d'après le roman de Robert Louis Stevenson L'Étrange Cas du docteur Jekyll et de M. Hyde, non cité au générique