6.9/10
117
1 user

Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu (1973)

An election campaign becomes more interesting when anonymously published photographs depict the wife of a candidate, Dr. Peyrac, attending a sex party. Are the photographs fake or genuine ?

Director:

André Cayatte
Reviews
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Girardot ... Sylvie Peyrac
Mireille Darc ... Olga Leroy
Bernard Fresson ... Dr. Peyrac
Michel Bouquet ... Morlaix
André Falcon André Falcon ... Boussard
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Georges Arnaud
Micheline Boudet Micheline Boudet ... Corinne
Pascale de Boysson Pascale de Boysson ... Véronique
Nathalie Courval Nathalie Courval
Marc Michel ... Jean-Paul Leroy
André Reybaz André Reybaz
Georges Riquier Georges Riquier ... Judge
Pierre Tabard Pierre Tabard
Frédéric Simon Frédéric Simon ... Peyrac's Son
Mathieu Carrière ... Ulrich Berl
Learn more

More Like This 

State Reasons (1978)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Professor Marrot obtained the secret documents containing evidence of the illegal weapon transactions between the French government, in the face of its high official Leroi, and two African ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Jean Yanne, Monica Vitti, Michel Bouquet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles.... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Michel Auclair, Antoine Balpêtré, Raymond Bussières
The Verdict (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A French judge try to acquit a man who is accused of murdering his lover.

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean Gabin, Julien Bertheau
Le Sheriff (1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The young judge Fayard is not afraid of anybody as he does his work honestly.

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Aurore Clément, Philippe Léotard
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mother discovers that ,after the worst (her daughter is kidnapped,then killed) ,there can be something even worse.

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Annie Girardot, Hardy Krüger, Bernard Fresson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Housemaid Georgette (Girardot) loves to gossip and this causes major trouble to people around her.

Director: Michel Audiard
Stars: Annie Girardot, Bernard Blier, Mireille Darc
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As every summer, Georges Lajoie, his wife Ginette and grown-up son Léon go on holiday to Loulou's campsite. They join old friends, the Schumachers and the Colins. Brigitte Colin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Jean Carmet, Pierre Tornade, Jean Bouise
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Architect Dumas dies from a bullet of his own gun in front of his house. The police suspects his young Swedish wife Catherine and her English lover Tom Hastings. After numerous ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Annie Girardot, Bibi Andersson, Michel Galabru
The Cop (1970)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Barnero is a bitter cop working in a city he considers rotten.

Director: Yves Boisset
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Françoise Fabian, Gianni Garko
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rene is not a bright guy. He was taught to kill by the Resistance. But the WW2 is over and he keeps on killing. He is condemned to death. In jail, expecting the presidential pardon, he mets... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Marcel Mouloudji, Raymond Pellegrin, Antoine Balpêtré
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A love story between a teacher, Daniele, 32 years and one of her students Gerard, 17 during the heated atmosphere of May 68. Daniele is a fiery young woman, very involved politically. ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Annie Girardot, Bruno Pradal, Claude Cerval
Edit

Storyline

An election campaign becomes more interesting when anonymously published photographs depict the wife of a candidate, Dr. Peyrac, attending a sex party. Are the photographs fake or genuine ?

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Conspiracy. Sexual Blackmail. Murder. How Far Will THEY Go? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

No smoke without fire.
8 February 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

By the seventies,Annie Girardot had become André Cayatte's actress.She starred in all of his movies of the era but two ;the best was arguably "Mourir D'Aimer" .Girardot was also the most popular French actress of the seventies ,pejoratively nicknamed "the middle -class's idol.She was very likable and talented ,and now that she retired, she is missed.

The political movie was very trendy in the French seventies;many directors did their stint:Yves Boisset ("Le Juge Fayard Dit Le Shériff") Marcel Carné ("Les Assassins De L'Ordre" )Nadine Trintignant ("Defense De Savoir" )Pierre Granier-Deferre ("Adieu Poulet" ),even Claude Chabrol ("les Noces Rouges" had a strong political side),the list is endless....

The problem with Cayatte's movie is that,if it was intended as a political movie ,its ideology remains very vague (we may think that the good doctor and his wife represent the liberal left whereas the "others" are the diehards).Only the beginning and the short epilogue deal with politics.

But the screenplay is ,although implausible and terribly Manichaean,rather attractive and instead of a political movie,we have an entertaining thriller,with murders,photograph fixing, and discreet charm of the bourgeoisie .This action-packed story is never boring,and the actors (Girardot,Bernard Fresson,Mireille Darc,Michel Bouquet,Matthieu Carrière...) are all excellent.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 May 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Where There's Smoke See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed