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A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Passed | | Adventure, Crime, Romance | 19 July 1946 (USA)
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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(memoirs) (as Eugene Francois Vidocq), (adaptation) (as John H. Kneubuhl)
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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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Every man has his price... and every woman pays it.


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19 July 1946 (USA)  »

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The Story of Vidocq  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 15 February 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4) and in New York City Wednesday 4 May 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Quotes

Eugéne François Vidocq: Love and crime make incompatible bedfellows. The most perfect criminal can be traced in court if he leaves his heart behind him as a clue.
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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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Great Film Classic
31 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have always wanted to view this film starring George Sanders,(Eugene Francois Vidocq) along with Signe Hasso,(Therese De Pierremont) and Carole Landis ( Loretta). This film had plenty of comedy, drama and romance going on with sexy Loretta who doesn't mess around with Eugene Vidocq except when she lets him take her garter off her leg in those horse draw carriages in France years and years ago. Gene Lockhart,(Police Chief Richet) who marries Loretta and becomes a jealous lover and follows her throughout the streets of Paris with bird cages on his back. Gene Lockhart gave a great supporting role and was the father of June Lockhart in the series, "Lassie". Akim Tamiroff, (Emile Vernet) was a buddy to Eugene Vidocq and was another great thief and professional con-man who would steal a bind man of his pencils. It was great seeing Carole Landis looking so sexy and beautiful and who took her own life in 1948. This is a great Classic film from 1946 and well worth your time to view. Enjoy !


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