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Inspector Maigret (1958)

Maigret tend un piège (original title)
A serial killer is targeting women in the seedy district of Montmartre.

Director:

Jean Delannoy

Writers:

Georges Simenon (novel), Jean Delannoy (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Le commissaire divisionnaire Jules Maigret
Annie Girardot ... Yvonne Maurin
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Lagrume
Jeanne Boitel Jeanne Boitel ... Louise Maigret
Lucienne Bogaert Lucienne Bogaert ... Mme Veuve Adèle Maurin
Jean Debucourt ... Camille Guimard - le directeur de la Police Judiciaire (as Jean Debucourt) (as sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Guy Decomble Guy Decomble ... Mazet
Paulette Dubost ... Mauricette Barberot
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... Le médecin légiste
Hubert de Lapparent Hubert de Lapparent ... Le juge Coméliau
Jean-Louis Le Goff Jean-Louis Le Goff ... Goudier (as Jean-Louis Le Goff) (as de la Comédie Française)
Pierre-Louis Pierre-Louis ... Rougin - un journaliste (as Pierre Louis)
Gérard Séty Gérard Séty ... Georges "Jojo" Vacher (as Gérard Sety)
Jean Tissier Jean Tissier ... Le journaliste de Paris-Presse
André Valmy André Valmy ... L' inspecteur Lucas
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Storyline

For some time now, women coming home at night have been savagely murdered by a mysterious serial killer. Inspector Lagrume thinks he has found the culprit in the person of Barberot, a local butcher. But Maigret, who takes over the investigation, is not convinced. Deep inside himself, he knows the murderer is still at large. But how to trap him ? Written by Guy Bellinger

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An Extraordinary Study in Crime by the World's Master of Psychological Suspense!

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector Maigret See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,556, 22 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,528, 16 November 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 19714 delivered on 23-1-1958. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Jules Maigret: Wow, there IS grey matter working under these rollers.
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Connections

Version of Maigret: Maigret Sets a Trap (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Ça ne Sert à Rien
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by André Hornez
Performed by Paule Desjardins
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Thoroughly enjoyable!
13 December 2018 | by sambsonSee all my reviews

I delight in a good detective story and have seen numerous Film & TV versions of the same stories. In this case we're speaking of cases, which are for me; fantastic versions of Maigret. Gabin plays the character in such a vibrantly nuanced manner, as that of a man who is measured, but very engaged in walking the streets and getting into the nitty gritty of each case. The relationship with his wife has less to do with smiles and more to do with a woman who bursts any notional bubble he's caught in, with unpretentious aplomb. And the cases themselves are so much more detailed, complex and true to Simenon's originals than some other adaptations; especially shorter length episodes for TV. Of course, Simenon himself preferred Rupert Davies portrayal over the dozen or so other attempts. But for me this was thoroughly enjoyable!


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