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A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Passed  -  Adventure | Crime | Romance  -  19 July 1946 (USA)
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The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Therese De Pierremont
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Loretta de Richet
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Emile Vernet
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Prefect of Police Richet
Alma Kruger ...
Marquise De Pierremont
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Houdon De Pierremont, Police Minister
Jo Ann Marlowe ...
Mimi De Pierremont
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Uncle Hugo
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Priest
Leona Maricle ...
Owner of Dress Shop
Fritz Leiber ...
Painter
Skelton Knaggs ...
Cousin Pierre
Fred Nurney ...
Cousin Gabriel
Gisela Werbisek ...
Aunt Ernestine (as Gisella Werbiseck)
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The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. Along the way, he escapes from jail with Emile, who becomes his partner in crime, poses as a lieutenant to rob a showgirl of her ruby garter, and steals the jewels of a marquise in whose home he's a guest. He's also posed as an artist's model for a portrait of St. George (Emile's face is the dragon's), and the marquise's granddaughter falls in love first with his visage and then him. Can she help him slay his own dragons, especially when the showgirl reappears and the bank vault beckons? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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bank | vidocq | artist | criminal | dress shop | See more »

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Every man has his price... and every woman pays it.


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19 July 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 23, 1946 with Akim Tamiroff reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Eugéne François Vidocq: In crime, as in love, there are only those who do, and those who don't dare.
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Referenced in Vidocq (2001) See more »

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Flame Song
Music by Hanns Eisler
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster (as Paul Webster)
Sung by Carole Landis
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Very witty, Lubitsch-like comedy from Sirk
23 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is excellent! I don't understand why anyone would call this the "nadir" of Sirk's career, as it is far more intelligent than any of Sirk's famous melodramas. While I enjoy those films, this remains my favorite Sirk picture. The story chronicles the misadventures of pretty rascal turned gentleman thief, Eugene Vidocq, played by the eternal screen cad George Sanders. This is one of Sanders' best caddish roles, as he sidles around chateaux and graveyards, uttering lines such as "sometimes the chains of marriage as so heavy they must be carried by three". In addition to the witty, frothy humour, there is a dark undercurrent to the film that is evidenced in its noirish photography and the amorality of the lead characters. High recommended to fans of Old Hollywood who enjoy the more eclectic films of that period!


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