The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)





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This film pits Georges Simenon's analytical Inspector Maigret against a wily murderer. We know virtually from the outset that the guilty party is Franchot Tone, a psychotic with delusions of grandeur. Maigret suspects Tone, but without solid proof he must suffer the taunting and baiting of the beyond-the-law killer.

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Charles Laughton
as Inspector Jules Maigret
Jean Wallace
as Edna Wallace
Robert Hutton
as Bill Kirby
Patricia Roc
as Helen Kirby
as Gisella
George Thorpe
as Comelieu
Chaz Chase
as Waiter
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Prof. Grollet
Coaz Chase
as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for The Man on the Eiffel Tower

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

It's an intriguing thriller ably acted against the colorful backdrop.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Using the same novel that A Man's Neck employed, this troubled U.S. production is inferior in every manner, from the uneven acting by the supporting cast to the use of a dummy falling off the Eiffel Tower, yet the tale is never less than intriguing.

August 14, 2013 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Somehow comes together as a fascinating, psychological noir package.

September 18, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Man on the Eiffel Tower


"A vacation in Paris? And get paid for it? You bet!" One gets the definite impression that there is the underlying motive behind this, but perhaps that's a good thing, as a love for the City of Lights permeates the entire effort. Burgess Meredith directs (?!?) this interesting chase film as Charles Laughton, a Parisian policeman, must match wits against an international murderer, Franchot Tone. Doubly interesting is how the creators do a story in France w/o a word of French in the whole thing. There are nods to Hitchcock and Welles therein, but if only taken for the unique views of Paris it would still be worth your time.

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