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The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)

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Added by Donald Rock in Drama 1940s


The wrong man is suspected of murdering a wealthy Parisian women; as things progress, the police realize who the real killer is and a chase ensues. Eventually the pursuit leads to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Directed by Burgess Meredith and Irving Allen.
  • Screenplay by Harry Brown.
  • Starring Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, and Burgess Meredith.

According to the formal copyright listing, this movie was based on a novel by Georges Simenon titled, “La tete d’un home”.

The Man on the Eiffel Tower was produced by A & T Film Productions, Inc. and released by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. on December 31, 1949. The US Copyright Catalog for Motion Pictures, 1940-1949, shows that copyright protection was in place initially; however, copyright renewal came up in 1977 and no official record of a renewal exists per the US Copyright Office, Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third Series, Vol. 31, Parts 12-13, Number 1; Motion Pictures, Jan. – Jun. 1977. Additionally, no catalog seems to be available for the later half of 1977 and a copyright search for 1978 onwards, produces no results. lists this movie as public domain under creative commons and offers it for free download.

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