The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)





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This film pits Georges Simenon's analytical Inspector Maigret against a wily murderer. We know virtually from the outset that the guilty party is Franchot Tone, a psychotic with delusions of grandeur. Maigret suspects Tone, but without solid proof he must suffer the taunting and baiting of the beyond-the-law killer.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Franco London Films

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Charles Laughton
as Inspector Jules Maigret
Jean Wallace
as Edna Wallace
Robert Hutton
as Bill Kirby
Patricia Roc
as Helen Kirby
as Gisella
George Thorpe
as Comelieu
William Phipps
as Janvier
Chaz Chase
as Waiter
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Prof. Grollet
Coaz Chase
as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for The Man on the Eiffel Tower

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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.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013

Somehow comes together as a fascinating, psychological noir package.

Full Review… | September 18, 2008
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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).

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

Excellent cast, Charles Laughton is always interesting to watch. Great pace, suspenseful and very fascinating story. Good direction by Burgess Meredith.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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.

Joe Fusco
Joe Fusco

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