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Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959)

Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre (original title)
Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Delannoy

Writers:

Georges Simenon (novel), Jean Delannoy (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Le commissaire Jules Maigret
Michel Auclair ... Maurice de Saint-Fiacre
Valentine Tessier Valentine Tessier ... La comtesse de Saint-Fiacre
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Maître Mauléon
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... L'abbé Jodet - curé de Saint-Fiacre
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... Marie Tatin - l'épicière
Jean-Pierre Granval Jean-Pierre Granval ... Le journaliste
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Gaultier - le régisseur
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... Le garçon de café bavard
Micheline Luccioni ... Arlette - une prostituée
Jacques Marin ... Albert - le chauffeur
Armande Navarre Armande Navarre ... Myriam
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Le sacristain
Serge Rousseau Serge Rousseau ... Émile Gaultier
Hélène Tossy Hélène Tossy ... Adèle Gaultier
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Storyline

Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days later she does so by an heart attack, but Maigret does not believe in this... Written by Volker Boehm

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 September 1959 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Maigret kennt kein Erbarmen See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,257
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Original literary source : 'L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre', novel by Georges Simenon, published in Paris by Arthème Fayard & Cie, 1932, 251 pages. See more »

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Version of Afera Saint-Fiacre (1963) See more »

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Maigret's getting old
1 November 2004 | by bob998See all my reviews

Yes, Delannoy was kicked around quite a bit by those young Cahiers critics, some of whom went on to make stodgy films themselves (if I have to watch another soporific Chabrol "thriller", I may give up movies altogether). Delannoy was a solid craftsman who gave us two blond deities in Jean Marais and Madeleine Sologne (wonderful L'Eternel retour), and the gorgeous, although sightless blue eyes of Michele Morgan in La symphonie pastorale. That picture opened up new vistas of sexuality for me.

But a craftsman can only do so much. There is a lack of focus here, the result of some bad casting. Some of the acting is atrocious: Robert Hirsch as the art expert Sabatier, one of the prime suspects, is always on the verge of hysterics. Michel Vitold as the priest gives off guilty vibes, although he hasn't done anything. Only Valentine Tessier and Michel Auclair, playing mother and son, rise to the occasion. Tessier and Gabin have a delightful scene together at the opening, talking about the old days in their little town. Auclair is especially good as the corrupt heir to a declining fortune; he looks like he stepped out of a Rococo painting.


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