Maigret Sets a Trap (film)

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Maigret Sets a Trap
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Directed by Jean Delannoy
Written byJean Delannoy
Rodolphe-Maurice Arlaud
Michel Audiard
Based on Maigret Sets a Trap by Georges Simenon
Produced by Jean-Paul Guibert
Starring Jean Gabin
Annie Girardot
Olivier Hussenot
Jeanne Boitel
Cinematography Louis Page
Edited by Henri Taverna
Music by Paul Misraki
Production
companies
Intermondia Films
Jolly Film
Distributed by Rank
Release date
29 January 1958
Running time
119 minutes
CountriesFrance
Italy
LanguageFrench

Maigret Sets a Trap (French: Maigret tend un piège) is a 1958 French-Italian crime film directed by Jean Delannoy and starring Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot and Olivier Hussenot. [1] It is an adaptation of the novel Maigret Sets a Trap by Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his fictional detective Jules Maigret.

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It was shot at the Epinay Studios in Paris and on location around the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director René Renoux.

Cast

Critical reception

In The New York Times , Bosley Crowther wrote, "If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of French writer Georges Simenon and his famous and fascinating Parisian detective, Inspector Maigret, you can't ask a better introduction to both...an exciting example of the author's sophisticated work and a beautifully clear and catchy portrait of the gumshoe, performed by Jean Gabin...This is a don't-miss picture for the mystery fans." [2]

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References

  1. "MAIGRET TEND UN PIÈGE". BFI. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16.
  2. Hoberman, J. (18 October 2017). "In 'Maigret Sets a Trap,' Pack Your Pipe and Track a Killer". The New York Times . Retrieved 23 December 2019.