This is one of my favourite films! My best friend and I even performed a version of this in our French class. I had seen the film years before, when I was 10 or 11. They used to rerun these great films all the time, now PBS or Public Broadcasting Service, TVO, TCM and Silver Screen are practically the only channels that show these cinematic classics.
I was absolutely fascinated with the talented French actress Simone Signoret. I also loved her very chic sounding name! I watched the film with my brother and needless to say, our younger sister found it difficult to forgive us for many years for watching this terrifying film when she was in the room.