Unrated | | Mystery, Thriller
French police inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a rich Paris widow and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower's girders.
The first American picture to be shot wholly in color in Paris, the Ansco Color process being used to maximise the cinematic impact of the story's authentic locations.
Inspector Jules Maigret:
By the way - there's one thing I'd like to know. Am I following you, or are you following me?
When Maigret is reading the 'Letter to the Editor' about the escape, the position of his hands on the newspaper change between shots.
In the opening credits, the "City of Paris" is given fifth billing as a star of the film.