A Man's Neck

A Man's Neck (French: La tête d'un homme) is a 1933 French crime film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Harry Baur, Valéry Inkijinoff and Alexandre Rignault.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1931 novel A Battle of Nerves by Georges Simenon, featuring the fictional detective Jules Maigret. It was the third film in cinema history to feature the Maigret character. It was remade in 1950 as The Man on the Eiffel Tower.

A Man's Neck
Harry Baur as Maigret
Directed byJulien Duvivier
Produced byCharles Delac
Marcel Vandal
Written byPierre Calmann
Louis Delaprée
Julien Duvivier
Georges Simenon (novel)
StarringHarry Baur
Valéry Inkijinoff
Alexandre Rignault
Music byJacques Belasco
CinematographyArmand Thirard
Edited byMarthe Poncin
Les Films Marcel Vandal et Charles Delac
Distributed byPathé Consortium Cinéma
Release date
18 February 1933
Running time
90 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Georges Wakhévitch.



  1. Spicer p.97


  • Spicer, Andrew. Historical Dictionary of Film Noir. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

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