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The Maigret Collection

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Maigret Collection
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Mystery stories featuring the pipe smoking chief inspector Maigret of the Paris police. Set against the bars, boulevards, and back streets of post World War II Paris and sometimes the remote French countryside.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : Koch Vision/Lance Entertainment, c2005
ISBN: 1417231475
Branch Call Number: DVD TV M
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (646 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Gambon, Michael
Lance, James
Simenon, Georges 1903-1989
Strictland, John

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Michael Gambon plays George Simenon's classic everyman detective, Jules Maigret, in this terrific adaptation. Set in 1950s France, much of this 1992 production was filmed on location in Paris.


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Jun 04, 2012
  • tradlibn rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Based on the novels of Georges Simenon, this is a very enjoyable mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Maigret of the Paris police. Set during the late 1940s/early 1950s, Maigret is a likable detective who uses his wits with the help of his team of detectives, especially his right-hand man, Lapointe, to solve cases, followed by time spent in cafes or bars discussing cases. It's all very French. Filmed in the 1990s, Michael Gambon stars as Maigret. The set features 4 discs and 12 episodes.

Mar 20, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Michael Gambon, one of my favorite actors, is wonderful as Maigret. A couple of episodes are a bit weak and I was able to immediately figure the end, otherwise, really worth watching.

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