The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1931 film)

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (French: Le parfum de la dame en noir) is a 1931 French mystery film directed by Marcel L'Herbier and starring Roland Toutain, Huguette Duflos and Marcel Vibert.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1908 novel The Perfume of the Lady in Black by Gaston Leroux featuring the detective Joseph Rouletabille. It follows on from L'Herbier's The Mystery of the Yellow Room made the previous year.

The Perfume of the Lady in Black
Directed byMarcel L'Herbier
Produced byAdolphe Osso
Written byGaston Leroux (novel)
Marcel L'Herbier
StarringRoland Toutain
Huguette Duflos
Marcel Vibert
CinematographyLouis Page
Georges Périnal
Edited bySuzanne Catelain
Lothar Wolff
Distributed byLes Films Osso
Release date
6 November 1931
Running time
109 minutes

It was shot at the Francoeur Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Pierre Schild.



  1. Spicer p.455


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.
  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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