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The Tiger Brigades 

Les brigades du Tigre (original title)
In the early twentieth century is created in France the first motorized police group. They are called 'The Tiger Brigades', after Prime Minister George Clemenceau's surname: The Tiger.
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Series cast summary:
Jean-Claude Bouillon Jean-Claude Bouillon ...  Commissaire Paul Valentin / ... 36 episodes, 1974-1983
Jean-Paul Tribout Jean-Paul Tribout ...  L'inspecteur Pujol 36 episodes, 1974-1983
Pierre Maguelon ...  L'inspecteur Terrasson 36 episodes, 1974-1983
François Maistre François Maistre ...  Faivre, le patron 24 episodes, 1974-1978
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In the early twentieth century is created in France the first motorized police group. They are called 'The Tiger Brigades', after Prime Minister George Clemenceau's surname: The Tiger.

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French

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21 December 1974 (France) See more »

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Mit Rose und Revolver See more »

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(36 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When "Les nouvelles Brigades du Tigres" ended in 1982, the show ran again one year later under the title "Les années folles". See more »

Connections

Remade as The Tiger Brigades (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

La Complainte des Apaches
Written by Claude Bolling
Lyrics by Henri Djian
Sung by Philippe Clay
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Very good French series
11 September 2001 | by vostfSee all my reviews

The charm of this series comes from the earl 20th century atmosphere. It's quite a change when you're used to those contemporary series in big cities with the usual sets for most scenes. In paved streets, with all those men wearing a mustache and a hat or a cap, cars are not a commonplace nuisance but simply curiosities.

The screenplays focus on true cases by the time the French police were beginning to have cars - the first Mobile Squad aka the Tiger Brigades as Clemenceau, Home Secretary by then, was named "The Tiger" for being untractable on any political issue. The prolog/epilogue voice-over helps to settle this atmosphere and the three officers easily become congenial while practicing French boxing (savate) in white underwear (look like Alex and some gentle droogs), tailing a suspect or being summoned to their irritated patron's office.

It's always a pleasure to hear Pierre Maguelon with his singing Provence accent call his superior "Valentin!" and to watch a slow-paced car chase after the engines have been cranked. To put it in a nutshell, an original idea with charming old-fashioned images and some humor.


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