Van der Valk und das Mädchen

aka Van Der Valk and the Girl
aka Pas de frontière pour l'inspecteur - Le milieu n'est pas tendre aka Gun Before Butter

Directed by Peter Zadek
Writers: Nicolas Freeling (novel), Robert Muller, Peter Zadek

1973

  • Frank Finlay ... Piet van der Valk
    Cyd Hayman ... Lucienne Englebert
    Françoise Arnoul ... Solange de Winter
    Oskar Homolka ... Commissaris Sanson
    Werner Finck ... Mankiewicz
    Pierre Vaneck ... Stam / de Winter
    Peter Roggisch ... Royaard
    Françoise Prévost ... Arlette
    Hans Jaray ... Engelbert
    Günter Lamprecht ... Bernard Neefs


    Frank did three films as Piet van der Valk. The films, made for TV, were a German French co production but were all filmed in English. Nicolas Freeling's agent had managed to sell the rights twice, once to the film production company for the novels but then also to Thames Television to the character of Van Der Valk which Thames were developing into a series starring Barry Foster using new stories/scripts. A court case ensued and the films were never shown in the UK.