Cinematic Cities: Buenos Aires Beat

Of Missing Persons (1956)

Of Missing Persons (Sección desaparecidos (1956) France/Argentina)
Director  Pierre Chenal  | DP   Américo Hoss

Lurid adaptation of  1950 pulp novel by David Goodis.  The violent death of a wealthy un-hinged woman implicates her husband,  who is in hiding after faking his own suicide so that he can be with his exotic-dancer girl-friend.  Appalling yet mesmerizing melodrama. The dancer is one hot babe.

3 thoughts on “Cinematic Cities: Buenos Aires Beat”

  1. Hi! Tony,
    What a very interesting synopsis of a film that I have never watched. I’ am not sure if it’s available on DVD or where if I should even begin to search for what seems like an obscure film.
    By the way, I hope that you and your family have a very pleasant, peaceful, and reflective Thanksgiving too! (That is if you and your family celebrate this holiday down under. )

    Take care!
    DeeDee 🙂


  2. This is an intriguing title, but of course I have never heard of it, much less seen it. But it does fit the framing here of this Buenos Aires noir entry. Not all that bad a cap all things considered.


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