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The Man on the Eiffel Tower

The Man on the Eiffel Tower(1950)

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Brief Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Charles Laughton Inspector Maigret
Franchot Tone Johann Radek
Burgess Meredith Joseph Huertin
Robert Hutton Bill Kirby
Jean Wallace Edna Warren
Patricia Roc Helen Kirby
Belita Gisella
George Thorpe Comelieu
Chaz Chase Waiter
Wilfrid Hyde-White Professor Grollet
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Montreal: 19 Jan 1950; New York opening: 28 Jan 1950
Release Date:  1950 Production Date:  An Irving Allen-Franchot Tone Production in association with Gray Film
EB*; UCLA; AFI
Nostalgia Family Video; videocassette #VA1657M Mar 94
Color/B&W:  Color (Anscocolor) Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  A & T Film Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  96-97 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,687    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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