Death of a Scoundrel (1956)





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A contemptuous and self-serving immigrant, Clementi Sabourin (George Sanders) pulls himself up by his bootstraps by instrumenting a series of cons and seductions which bilk several very wealthy persons out of most of their money. Most of the action is related in a series of flashbacks after Sabourin's body is found dead in a Park Avenue apartment. Death of a Scoundrel is a fictionalized adaptation of the life and mysterious death of Serge Rubenstein.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

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George Sanders
as Clementi Sabourin
Yvonne De Carlo
as Bridget Kelly
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Mrs. Ryan
Victor Jory
as Leonard Wilson
Nancy Gates
as Stephanie North
Coleen Gray
as Mrs. Van Renassalear
John Hoyt
as Mr. O'Hara
Lisa Ferraday
as Zina Monte
Tom Conway
as Gerry Monte
Celia Lovsky
as Mother Sabourin
John Sutton
as Actor
Curtis Cooksey
as Oswald Van Renassalear
Gabriel Curtiz
as Max Freundlich
Morris Ankrum
as Captain Lafarge
George Brent
as Man with Balloon at Party
Robert Morgan
as Chuck Kelly
Jewell Lain
as Cashier
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Critic Reviews for Death of a Scoundrel

All Critics (1)

It's unconvincing, moralizing and over melodramatic, but has some entertainment value.

Full Review… | April 28, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Death of a Scoundrel

This film is way too underseen. It has some of the most incredible pacing I've seen in a movie. It takes its time to really tell the whole story, without ever feeling slow.

Katie Richardson
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