In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the fiance's family jewels, and enjoys the experience so much that he embarks upon a life-time of burglary.
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In the opening scene Randal drops his bag at a gate and looks around. In the next shot, both have instantly moved back some distance along the wall, where he picks up the bag to throw it over the wall. See more
I do a dirty job but I have an excuse: I do it dirtily.