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In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. - IMDB


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The Man on the Eiffel Tower is a 1950 American mystery film directed by Burgess Meredith and starring Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Meredith, and Robert Hutton (actor). It is based on the 1931 novel La TĂȘte d'un homme (A Man's Head) by Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his detective Jules Maigret. The film was co-produced by Tone and Allen as T&A Film Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures.
The film is also known as L'homme de la tour Eiffel in France.

Plot summary

In Paris, a down and out medical student Johann Radek (Franchot Tone) is paid by Bill Kirby (Robert Hutton) to murder his wealthy aunt. A knife grinder (Burgess Meredith) is suspected, but Radek keeps taunting the police until they realize that he is the killer. The police and Maigret (Charles Laughton) are led on chases through the streets and over the rooftops of Paris and finally up the girders of the Eiffel Tower.

Differences from novel


Cast

  • Charles Laughton as Inspector Jules Maigret
  • Franchot Tone as Johann Radek
  • Burgess Meredith as Joseph Heurtin
  • Robert Hutton (actor) as Bill Kirby
  • Jean Wallace as Edna Wallace
  • Patricia Roc as Helen Kirby
  • Belita as Gisella Heurtin
  • George Thorpe as Comelieu
  • William Phipps (actor) as Janvier
  • William Cottrell as Moers
  • Chaz Chase as Waiter
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White as Professor Grollet

Soundtrack


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Category:1949 films
Category:American films
Category:French films
Category:American mystery films
Category:Directorial debut films
Category:English-language films
Category:French-language films
Category:Films based on novels
Category:Police detective films
Category:Films directed by Charles Laughton
Category:Films directed by Burgess Meredith
Category:Films directed by Irving Allen
Category:1940s thriller films


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