The Man on the Eiffel Tower

The Man on the Eiffel Tower is a 1950 American Ansco Color film noir mystery film directed by Burgess Meredith and starring Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Meredith, and Robert Hutton. It is based on the 1931 novel La Tête d'un homme (A Man's Head) by Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his detective Jules Maigret.[2] The film was co-produced by Tone and Irving Allen as T&A Film Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures.

The Man on the Eiffel Tower
Directed byBurgess Meredith
Irving Allen (uncredited)
Charles Laughton (uncredited)
Produced byIrving Allen
Franchot Tone
Screenplay byHarry Brown
Based onLe tête d'un homme
1932 novelette
by Georges Simenon
StarringCharles Laughton
Franchot Tone
Music byMichel Michelet
CinematographyStanley Cortez
Edited byLouis Sackin
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • January 19, 1950 (1950-01-19) (World Premiere-Montreal)[1]
  • January 28, 1950 (1950-01-28) (Premiere-New York City)[1]
  • February 4, 1950 (1950-02-04) (US)[1]
Running time
97 minutes
87 minutes (American DVD version)
CountryUnited States, France
LanguageEnglish, French

The film is also known as L'homme de la tour Eiffel in France.




  1. "The Man on the Eiffel Tower: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  2. "Movie Reviews". 1 March 2018 via

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