Simenon 2020: The Man on the Eifel Tower – Maigret in Montmartre
April 26 only
SIMENON 2020 SERIES
Films from the Father of Film Noir 1932 – 2017
SIMENON 2020 features a wide range of startling films spanning more than eighty years, adapted from the writings of Georges Simenon, the prolific Belgian novelist who became world-famous for his tales of Inspector Maigret and romans durs (“tough novels”).
Sunday, April 26 – Maigret!
THE MAN ON THE EIFEL TOWER
(1949) Sous le ciel de Paris, Inspector Maigret must sift through conflicting clues to track down the murderer of a wealthy spinster. Charles Laughton as Maigret in a color remake of Duvivier’s La tete d’un homme (screened during French 5½).
(97 min, 1949, US-UK, dir. Burgess Meredith) Adaptation by Harry Brown from the Simenon novel The Head of A Man. With Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Patricia Roc, Belita, Robert Hutton, Jean Wallace, Wilfred Hyde-White.
MAIGRET IN MONTMARTRE / MAIGRET ET LES PLAISIRS DE LA NUIT
Maigret (Bruno Cremer again) haunts the seedy clubs in the Pigalle in search of the killer of a stripper.
(88min, 1992, France, dir. Jose Pinheiro) Adaptation by Jacques Cortal from the Simenon novel Maigret in Pigalle. With Bruno Cremer, Jacqueline Danno, Serge Beauvois, Philippe Polet, Marina Golovine, Virginie Robert, Valerie Vogt.
*Start times for the second feature are approximate. One screening only at the Little Roxie. Seating is limited, so advisable to order tickets as soon as possible. Attend all of the Sunday shows and be eligible for a free festival pass to THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2020 (playing November 5-8—in the BIG Roxie, of course!).
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