Maigret Sets a Trap (film)

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.

Maigret Sets a Trap
U.S. re-issue 1-sheet poster
Directed byJean Delannoy
Produced byJean-Paul Guibert
Written byGeorges Simenon (novel)
Jean Delannoy
Rodolphe-Maurice Arlaud
Michel Audiard
StarringJean Gabin
Annie Girardot
Olivier Hussenot
Jeanne Boitel
Music byPaul Misraki
CinematographyLouis Page
Edited byHenri Taverna
Distributed byRank
Release date
29 January 1958
Running time
119 minutes


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 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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