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Secrets of the French Police (1932)

Passed | | Crime | 2 December 1932 (USA)
A burglar is recruited to aid the police in finding his kidnapped girlfriend, a lovely but impoverished flower girl. Meanwhile, a deranged Russian emigre has been claiming that his ward is ... See full summary »

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Han Moloff
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François St. Cyr
John Warburton ...
Leon Renault
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K-31
Christian Rub ...
Anton Dorain
Murray Kinnell ...
Bertillon
Arnold Korff ...
Grand Duke Maxim
Kendall Lee ...
Rena Harka
Lucien Prival ...
Lomzoi
Guido Trento ...
Count de Marsay
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A burglar is recruited to aid the police in finding his kidnapped girlfriend, a lovely but impoverished flower girl. Meanwhile, a deranged Russian emigre has been claiming that his ward is actually Princess Anastasia, last survivor of the Tsar's family--but she seems to behave strangely in the presence of flowers. Written by David S. Smith

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The story of a daring and audacious scheme of intrigue and murder that shocked Paris. Based on an actual adventure of Bertillon and revealed for the first time in thrilling drama. See more »

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2 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Segredos da Polícia Francesa  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Smoke 'em if you got 'em
4 October 2002 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

My favorite moments in this film are:

  • While the Inspector awaits the results of an examination of cigarette


ash found at a crime scene he stands a few feet away from this delicate process, smoking his own cigarette dropping who knows how much ash.

  • At a murder scene he once again lights up a cigarette and even flicks


his spent match onto the floor.

With this kind of law enforcement it's a wonder France didn't descend into criminal anarchy.


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