Personal Column (film)

Personal Column (French: Pièges) is a 1939 French drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Maurice Chevalier, Pierre Renoir, Marie Déa and Erich von Stroheim. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Maurice Colasson and Georges Wakhévitch. Lured, an American re-make, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lucille Ball, was released in 1947.

Personal Column
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Produced byAndré Paulvé
Michel Safra
Written byJacques Companéez
Simon Gantillon
Ernst Neubach
StarringMaurice Chevalier
Pierre Renoir
Marie Déa
Erich von Stroheim
Music byMichel Michelet
CinematographyMarcel Fradetal
Michel Kelber
Jacques Mercanton
Edited byYvonne Martin
Spéva Films
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
  • 5 December 1939 (1939-12-05)
Running time
106 minutes


After one of her fellow taxi dancers is murdered by an unknown man whom she met through a personal column ad, Adrienne Charpentier is recruited by the police to answer a series of similar adverts to try to track down the killer. She meets and falls in love with the charming nightclub owner and womanizer Robert Fleury, but clues begin to appear that suggest that it is he who is the murderer.

Partial cast


  • Alpi, Deborah Lazaroff. Robert Siodmak: A Biography. McFarland, 1998.

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