It Happened at the Inn

It Happened at the Inn (French: Goupi mains rouges) is a 1943 French mystery film directed by Jacques Becker, starring Fernand Ledoux, Robert Le Vigan, Georges Rollin and Blanchette Brunoy.[1] It follows an investigation where the family members of an old woman are suspected of her murder. The film is based on the 1937 novel with the same title by Pierre Véry.[2] It was released in France on 14 April 1943.[3]

It Happened at the Inn
Directed byJacques Becker
Produced byCharles Méré
Screenplay byJacques Becker
Based onGoupi mains rouges by Pierre Véry
StarringFernand Ledoux
Robert Le Vigan
Blanchette Brunoy
Music byJean Alfaro
CinematographyJean Bourgoin
Edited byMarguerite Renoir
Les Films Minerva
Distributed byLes Films Minerva
Release date
  • 14 April 1943 (1943-04-14)
Running time
104 minutes

It was shot at the Epinay Studios in Paris with location filming taking place around Charente.



  1. Slide p.61
  2. "Goupi Mains-Rouges". (in French). Cinémathèque Française. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  3. "It Happened at the Inn". UniFrance Films. Retrieved 2015-10-05.


  • Slide, Anthony. Selected Film Criticism: Foreign Films, 1930-1950. Scarecrow Press, 1984.
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