Over a five month period in 1955 four women are stabbed to death in Montmartre after dark, a prostitute and a midwife among them - women with nothing in common beyond being brunette. Justice minister Morel leans on chief Inspector Maigret to catch the murderer and Maigret sets a trap, using policewoman Marthe Jusserard as a decoy. She survives an attack, sartorial evidence leading to married mother's boy Marcel Moncin, whom Maigret arrests. However whilst Moncin is in custody there is a further murder and Maigret looks to Moncin's family to help solve the murders.
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Did You Know?
At the end of the film, Maigret walks past a man who is pasting up a poster for a film at a kiosk; the film is Max Ophuls' last film, "Lola Montes". However, there is an acute accent over the 'e' in "Montes", and it should be a grave accent. See more
In the final moments of the movie, Maigret passes a bench where a grandfather and his grandson are reading a Tintin comic, however, that version of that comic (see back side of the comic) wasn't published in the 50's. See more
Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.21
Maigret Sets A Trap
by Samuel Sim See more