Préjean, Cervi, Simon, Tarride, Gabin, "Davis", Simenon, Laughton, Tenine, Renoir, Baur, Richard, Rühmann, "Teuling"
From left to right,
|Georges Simenon, photographed before his residence in Epalinges, Switzerland, near Lausanne, in the midst of the thirteen actors who have portrayed Maigret in films or on television. |
|Albert Préjean: Signé Picpus (1942), Cécile est morte (1943), Les Caves du Majestic (1944).
Gino Cervi: Maigret à Pigalle (1966) and nineteen adaptations on Italian TV, from 1965 to 1968.
Michel Simon: Brelan d'as (1952).
|Abel Tarride: Le Chien jaune (1932).
Jean Gabin: Maigret tend un piège (1958), Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre (1959), Maigret voit rouge (1963).
Rupert Davis [sic]: 52 television episodes from 1959 to 1963.
[Note: This is not a photo of Rupert Davies, but Jan Teuling. See a similar scene, with the same figure mislabeled, in the 1989 Paris Match commemorative article on the occasion of Simenon's death.*]
|Charles Laughton: L'Homme à la tour Eiffel (1949).
Boris Tenine: adaptations on Soviet TV in 1969.
Pierre Renoir: La Nuit du carrefour (1932).
Harry Baur: La Tête d'un homme (1933).
Careful! Only Simenon is flesh and blood his Maigrets are just photographs of the actors.
|Jean Richard: 15 television adaptations since 1967.
Hans Rühmann: Maigret fait mouche (Germany, 1966).
Jan Teuling [sic]: 12 adaptations on Dutch TV from 1965 to 1968. [This photo is mislabled as Jan Teuling, and is actually a second one of Gino Cervi!]