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A Scandal in Paris (1946)

A Scandal in Paris (1946)

A Scandal in Paris




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A Scandal in Paris is a liberal adaptation of the life story of Eugène François Vidocq, who was French prefect of police during the Napoleonic era. George Sanders stars as Vidocq, who spends most of the film as an aimless rogue willing to lie, cheat, and steal for his own comfort. The women who affect Vidocq's life include a saucy cabaret entertainer (Carole Landis) for whom Vidocq steals, and a good woman (Signe Hasso) for whom he straightens himself out. Fledgling director Douglas Sirk displayed his love of the Baroque (both in decor and characterizations) that would distinguish his later high-budget Universal soap operas. Most prints of A Scandal in Paris bear the film's alternate title, Thieves' Holiday.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ellis St. Joseph
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2003
United Artists


Alma Kruger
as Marquise
George Sanders
as Eugène François Vido...
Signe Hasso
as Therese De Pierremon...
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 (3)

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

Full Review… | December 28, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Never gets to the comic effects it reaches for.

Full Review… | March 10, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

Full Review… | August 13, 2003
Slant Magazine

June 17, 2005

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

Stella Dallas

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