CTVA Europe - "Paris Precinct" (1953-54) starring  Louis Jourdan, Claude Jourdan

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Paris Precinct
Episode Guidecompiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, D.W.McGregor, UK (ep. #9) Rina Fox
Ted Warren  ("Police Headquarters")
Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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PARIS PRECINCT a.k.a "World Crime Hunt" (syndicated title)
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Motion Pictures for Televison, Inc. (MPTV)
Etoile production
Filmed at Paris-Studio-Cinema
A Guild Films (GF) Release
for
ABC [us] (Sundays 6:30pm EST)
Produced by Andre Hakim
French crime series filmed 1953-54    26 episodes x 30 min bw
aired ABC network 3Apr55-26Jun55 and 25Sep55-18Dec55
starring
Louis Jourdan as Inspector Beaumont
Claude Dauphin as Inspector Bolbec (or Balbec)(or Dolbel)

"Paris Precinct" is indebted to Monsieur Jean Baylot, Prefect of
Police, Paris, France and his Staff for their co-operation in
making these films possible".


Premise:
Filmed in Paris, this half-hour dramatization, taken from the Surete Files
offers scenic shots of the City of Lights, as well as the detective team
of Louis Jordan and Claude Dauphin

Motion Pictures for Television, Inc. (MPTV) also produced
the following series:
"Sherlock Holmes" (1954) and "The Adventures of Superman" (1953)

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ABC Sundays 6:30 pm Eastern

[01] Paris Precinct: MOULIN ROUGE
3Apr55 ABC Sunday
The body of a woman is found in the River Seine. Through the date on
her wedding ring, Inspectors Beamont and Balbec trace the sordid
story of why she was murdered.

[02] Paris Precinct: THE FIREBUG
10Apr55 ABC Sunday
Three people are killed in a hospital fire by an arsonist, only three
people had the keys to the storeroom where the fire was started. Each
is a suspect.

[03] Paris Precinct: FAKE PAINTINGS
17Apr55 ABC Sunday
Balbec and Beaumont investigate the sale of a fake painting, and find
themselves involved with a beautiful art dealer and a brilliant artist
who is wasting his talent.

[04] 24Apr55 Sun - no details

[05] 1May55 Sun - no details

[06] Paris Precinct: TWO BLIND MEN
a.k.a. THE BLIND BEGGAR a.k.a. THE WHITE CUP

(c) 1954
8May55 ABC Sunday
Produced by Andre Hakim
Screenplay by Charles K. Peck, Jr.
Directed by Sobey Martin
Music Composed, Arranged, and Conducted by Jospeh Kosmo
Guest Cast:
Olivier Hussenot ........ Carrel
Emilio Carrer ........... Falot
Micheline Gary .......... Giselle
Billy Beck .............. Patron Bar
Other Credits:
Production Manager: Ludmilla Goulian
Assistant Directors: Robert Gendre, Julien Bonardier
Director of Photography: Andre Thomas
Cmaeraman: Walter Wottitz
Dialogue Director: Peter Frend
Art Directors: Rino Mondellini, Alfred Marpeaux
Sound Engineer: Roger Cosson
Editor: Henri Taverna
Technical Advisor: Inspector Jean Couade    
Synopsis 1:
A lonley figure steals down the steps and along the subways of the
Paris Metro. On reaching the tracks he utters a cry before falling
backwards onto the rails of an oncoming train. Called in to investigate
are Inspectors Beaumont and Dolbel from the Surete. An examination
of the body reveals a 1,000 franc note, a pair of dark glasses,
and a white cup, the sort used by street beggars. A further
investigation reveals a neatly kept ledger recording the daily
takings at the various locations in the French capital. Why should
a beggar keep so neat a ledger especially when a post mortum shows
him to have been blind. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
A list of addresses is found in the pocket of a blind beggar, lying
down on the Paris Metro tracks. The man couldn't possibly have
written them down. [JK]
 
[07] Paris Precinct: THE ACTRESS
[verified on film by Ted Warren <TKKWarren@sbcglobal.net>]
15May55 ABC Sun
Produced by: Andre Hakim
Directed by: Charles Haas
Teleplay by: William N. Robson
Dir. of Photography: Andre Germain
Music composed, arranged & directed by: Joseph Kosma
Production Manager: Ludmilla Goulian
Assistant Director: Robert Gendre
Cameraman: Walter Wottitz
Sound Engineer: Roger Cosson
Chief Editor: Henri Taverna
Dialogue Director: Peter Fremd
Technical Advisor: Inspector Jean Couade
CAST LIST
Inspector Beaumont – Louis Jourdan
Inspector Bolbec – Claude Dauphin
Poiret – Roger Treville
Varennes – Charles Jarrel
Gaby – Linda Solar
Marie – Lynette Christopher
Michelle Lorraine – Nancy Berg
and featuring
Madeleine Robinson as Georgette Benoit
Synopsis:
When the leading lady is found murdered in her dressing room, police
delve into the passions - real and simulated - of the cast.

[08] Paris Precinct: THE CEMETERY
possibly 22 or 29May55 Sun
In reconstructing the life of a murdered woman, police find she spent
most of her time in a cemetery.

[09] possibly 22 or 29May55 - no details

[10] Paris Precinct: THE SQUEAKING SHOES
5Jun55 ABC Sunday
Marcel Pascal laughed at the threatening letters he received, but a
pair of abnormally squeaking shoes stopped his mirth.

[11] Paris Precinct: THE CASE OF THE PASTRY CHIEF
12Jun55 ABC Sunday
A young baker decides to have a fling before marrying. He signs up
for a cruise, and his body is later found in a trunk.

[12] Paris Precinct: A WOMAN SCORNED
19Jun55 ABC Sunday
The blind fury of a jealous woman is accidentally responsible for the
death of an innocent girl

[13] Paris Precinct: THE TALE OF THE SHIRT
26Jun55 ABC Sunday
A laundry Mark, which keeps turning up on various people's shirts,
finally appears in the wrong place.

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ABC Sundays 6:30 pm Eastern


[14] 25Sep55 ABC Sun - no details
[15] 2Oct55 ABC Sun - no details

[16] Paris Precinct: AUTUMN LEAVES
9Oct55 ABC Sunday
An old revenge killing is brought to light, and the truth hinges
on which informer gave the correct date of the murder.

[17] 16Oct55 ABC Sun - no details

[18] Paris Precinct: THE TOY DOLL
23Oct55 ABC Sunday
A stolen doll, used as a Christmas Present, leads toward the
murderer of an aged woman.

[19] 31Oct55 ABC Sun - no details
[20] 6Nov55 ABC Sun - no details
[21] 13Nov55 ABC Sun - no details

[22] Paris Precinct: THE CIRCUS STORY
20Nov55 ABC Sunday
A crazed bandit has wounded several circus spectators while
perpetrating a series of armed robberies.

[23] 27Nov55 ABC Sun - no details

[24] Paris Precinct: THE DEAD ALLEY
4Dec55 [us] ABC, Sunday
For an undisclosed reason the death of a prominent real estate
dealer, whose body is found in an alley, fails to surprise his
ex-wife.

[25] Paris Precinct: THE BOOK KEEPER
11Dec55 ABC Sunday (airdate of this ep to be verified)
A bookkeeper tries to persuade Bolbec to join him in the perfect
crime.

[26] Paris Precinct: A THIEF GETS ROBBED
18Dec55 Sun (airdate of this ep to be verified)
A thief steals test tubes containing deadly bubonic plague germs.

 [--] Paris Precinct: THE ACID CASE
10Apr1956 Tues Ind. WPIX New York City 8pm
starring
Louis Jourdan & Claude Dauphin
Synopsis:
A beautiful girl disappears. She has been the constant companion of an ex-convict. [RF]

[--] Paris Precinct: THE CONVICT  
airdate unknown
    An ex-convict goes gunning for the two inspectors.

[--] Paris Precinct: MURDER WITHOUT A CORPSE
(02Sep60) original airdate not known
Synopsis:
Jealous of his wife's old sweetheart, Pierre drives her to Noel's
apartment and leaves her with his wedding ring. [RF]

[--] Paris Precinct: THE THIRD MAN
(14Jan58 Tue WPIX Ind. New York City 9pm)
starring
Louis Jourdan & Claude Dauphin
Synopsis:
A girl changes her mind about the number of men who were involved in
a safe robbery. [RF]

[--] Paris Precinct: POLICE HEADQUARTERS  (Possible episode title)
[verified on film by Ted Warren ]
 Airdate: unknown 1955
Produced by: Andre Hakim
Directed by: Sobey Martin
Teleplay by: Charles K. Peck Jr.
Dir. of Photography: Andre Thomas
Music composed, arranged & directed by: Michel Emer
Created by: Jo Eisinger
Cameraman: Walter Wottitz
Art Director: Rino Mondellini
Chief Editor: Henri Taverna
Sound Engineer: Roger Cosson
Production Managers: Ludmilla Goulian & Pierre Laurent
Dialogue Director: Peter Fremd
Technical Advisor: Inspector Jean Couade
Production Assistant: Leonide Kome
CAST LIST
Inspector Beaumont - Louis Jourdan
Inspector Bolbec- Claude Dauphin
Roger Vezenay - Marcel Dalio
Chief of Police - Daniel Lecourtois
Café Owner - Jim Gerald
Doctor - Frank Dexter
Station Detective - Jess Hahn
Messenger - Eddy Sylvian
Café Customer - Joe Wyner
SYNOPSIS:
Inspectors Beaumont and Bolbec come to the aid of a distraught
father whose son has been kidnapped for ransom....or has he?

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From : Ted Warren <TKKWarren@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-To : <tkkwarren@sbcglobal.net>
Sent : 25 April 2005 19:19:58
Subject : Paris Precinct
My name is Ted Warren. I am in possession of an episode of “Paris Precinct”
which is NOT listed on the PARIS PRECINCT episode guide.
The guest star in this episode is Marcel Dalio.
I am in the process of acquiring additional episodes.
Any assistance to help me in finding information on where
other episodes might be found would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

 

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