Classic French drama from director Marcel Carné. At the family-run Hotel Du Nord, a young couple check in, planning to commit a double-suicide. Pierre (Jean-Pierre Aumont) shoots his lover Renée (Annabella), but then panics and flees, leaving the gun behind. Renée survives her wound after being found by pimp Edmond (Louis Jouvet). After taking a job at the hotel as a chambermaid, Renée slowly becomes involved in the shifting allegiances and relationships between the people who live and work in the hotel.