A Scandal in Paris


A Scandal in Paris (1946)



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This film is a liberal adaptation of the life story of Eugene Francois Vidocq, a French prefect of police in the years prior to the Revolution. George Sanders stars as Vidocq, who spends most of the film as an aimless rogue willing to lie, cheat, and steal for his comfort.

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Alma Kruger
as Marquise
George Sanders
as Eugène François Vidocq
Signe Hasso
as Therese De Pierremont
Akim Tamiroff
as Emile Vernet
Leona Maricle
as Owner of Dress Shop
Fritz Leiber
as Painter
Skelton Knaggs
as Cousin Pierre
Fred Nurney
as Cousin Gabriel
Gisela Werbiseck
as Aunt Ernestine
Marvin Davis
as Little Louis
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Critic Reviews for A Scandal in Paris

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

With a display of suave images and wry performances, Sirk delights in the elegant formalities that withhold judgment in favor of pleasure and knowledge.

Dec 28, 2015 | Full Review…

This is certainly a lesser Sirk work, relying little on his signature nuance and subtext and instead playing it broad for the cheap seats with slapstick and gimmicks such as a trained monkey and a cringe-inducingly cute kid sister.

Feb 28, 2017 | Full Review…

A Scandal in Paris goes heavy on the comedy, light on the drama, and all-out on the entertainment.

Oct 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Never gets to the comic effects it reaches for.

Mar 10, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's probably safe to say that the earnest A Scandal in Paris won't ever approach the level of acceptance accorded to All That Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life.

Aug 13, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Scandal in Paris


great role for george sanders as a ne'er do well casanova who goes from master thief to police chief in napoleonic paris

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