The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)
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as Inspector Jules Maigret
as Edna Wallace
as Bill Kirby
as Helen Kirby
as Prof. Grollet
Critic Reviews for The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Using the same novel that A Man's Neck employed, this troubled U.S. production is inferior in every manner, from the uneven acting by the supporting cast to the use of a dummy falling off the Eiffel Tower, yet the tale is never less than intriguing.
Audience Reviews for The Man on the Eiffel Tower
This film should have recieved a higher rating were it not for the horrid transfer to dvd. It was very fuzzy and the audio was muted most of the time. Good for one watch or two, if only to follow the plot which is rather involved. Actors: Charles Laughton, Burgess Meredith, Franchot Tone Director: Burgess Meredith (the trainer in Rocky) Format: Color, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC, Original recording remastered Language: English Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).
Excellent cast, Charles Laughton is always interesting to watch. Great pace, suspenseful and very fascinating story. Good direction by Burgess Meredith.
What a cast! Laughton makes a great Maigret and the story is very faithful to the book by Simenon on which the film was based. There is a wonderful fleeting scene in the Left Bank cafe featured in the movie where an existentialist guru is holding court. The dress and attitude of his followers is right out of a Doisneau photo. The film captures Paris of that era.