Maigret

Season 1 Episode 12

The Cactus

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Aired Monday 8:40 PM Jan 16, 1961 on BBC
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Insp. Janvier is shot while investigating the robbery of a bar.

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  • When one of his officers is shot investigating a small-time robbery, Maigret takes a room in a nearby boarding-house, but is soon more intrigued by strange goings-on in a neighbouring house.moreless

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    Although most of the Maigret novels are quite short, the requirements of condensation, so that the story fits an hour of television, can cause things to be speeded up, and one of the virtues of this series was the way it maintained the quality of atmosphere so central to the novels even when the events had to be taken at a faster clip. In this adaptation, Maigret guesses the real significance of the cactus plant (in the novel, simply a "green plant" in a copper pot) very early on - in the novel, the plant isn't even mentioned until the story is three-quarters over. The robbery which sparks off the action proves unimportant, and Maigret solves, more or less by accident, a far earlier and more brutal crime.moreless
Stratford Johns

Stratford Johns

 

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Penny Morrell

Penny Morrell

 

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Sheila Burrell

Sheila Burrell

 

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Helen Shingler

Helen Shingler

Madame Maigret

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Neville Jason

Neville Jason

Lapointe

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Ewen Solon

Ewen Solon

Lucas

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