The New Pictures, Sep. 29, 1947

The Devil's Envoys (Paulvé; Superfilm), which is based on the medieval romance Les Visiteurs du Soir, is a French film about a minstrel (Alain Cuny) and his mistress (Arletty) who travels disguised as his brother. One evening they turn up among the entertainers at a small French chateau. These unusually talented musicians are capable of magic, as well as music; they are emissaries of the Devil (Jules Berry). Their business in the world is to seduce immortal souls through the transient flesh.

The minstrel goes to work on the baron's lovely daughter and becomes...

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