Suspense-filled mystery, based on the Georges Simenon novel A Battle of Nerves. Inspector Maigret dogs a clever murderer who seems likely to escape justice due to the lack of evidence. Meredith created a complex and gripping film, which was ahead of its time due to its mixture of psychology, amorality and the use of suicide as a narrative device.
Directed by: Burgess Meredith
Starring: Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone