Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this ... See full summary »
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »
God knows what Starskey and Hutch or Bullitt would make of it but there's a moment around halfway through this movie when Maigret, following clues that link the bad guys to La Rochelle, is obliged to commandeer a tandem when his car breaks down. On the other hand there WAS a war on - this was one of the three Maigret movies turned out by Continental during the Occupation - so maybe French moviegoers empathised with the guy from Quai des Orfevres. With Maurice Tourneur on bullhorn we might expect a tad more flair than some of the hacks who put in time with Continental and overall there is a tightness about it though nothing too startling - for the record Cecile is a regular at HQ and dismissed as a joke until her theories start paying off. Albert Prejean is still not quite at home as Maigret but it's pleasant enough.
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