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Picpus (1943)

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Complete credited cast:
Albert Préjean ... L'inspecteur Maigret
Juliette Faber Juliette Faber ... Berthe
Jean Tissier Jean Tissier ... Mascouvin
André Gabriello André Gabriello ... Lucas (as Gabriello)
Noël Roquevert ... Louis Dubief
Guillaume de Sax Guillaume de Sax ... Maître Laignan
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Le Cloaguen (as Delmont)
Antoine Balpêtré Antoine Balpêtré ... Le grand patron (as Antoine Balpetré)
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Amadieu
Palau ... Le docteur Pierre
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La soeur de Le Cloaguen
Colette Régis Colette Régis ... Madame Le Cloaguen
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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 February 1943 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Er is een vrouw vermoord See more »

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Continental Films See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Not very Simenonesque
23 March 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I completely agree with my good friend writer's reign:Albert Prejean was not a good Maigret.He is too young,too handsome and too chic to portray him successfully.

The story itself is not Simenonesque:it is closer to Agatha Christie's whodunit with a dash of Maurice Leblanc's imposture subject thrown in for good measure.We do not find the psychological study of the characters,the social comments ,Simenon's trademarks .

A killer is doing away with people ;these people have certainly got something in common ,but what? a clairvoyant,a blind man,a doctor, a real estate agent.All takes place near the metro station "Picpus" and the eponymous street.Hence the title.

The supporting cast walks away with the honors,particularly Jean Tissier and the always reliable Noel Roquevert...

Like this ?Try these (From Simenon) "Panique "(1946) by Julien Duvivier "Le Voyageur de la Toussaint" (1942) by Louis Dacquin "Maigret Tend Un PIège " (1958) By Jean Delannoy "La Mort de Belle" by Edouard Molinaro (1961) "Le Chat" by Pierre Granier-Deferre (1970)


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