A Scandal in Paris

  |  Buy to Own: 26/09/2011
  |  96 min
Rated A by the BBFC


Classic drama based on the true story of the 19th century French criminal turned police chief, François-Eugène Vidocq. Vidocq (George Sanders)'s life is depicted from his birth in prison to his escape to freedom with sidekick Emile (Akim Tamiroff) and his subsequent criminal adventures. Along the way, Vidocq is tempted by two women, showgirl Loretta (Carole Landis), whose ruby garter he perhaps finds even more tempting, and Mimi (Jo Ann Marlowe), the granddaughter of a Marquise he robs. It is for Mimi's sake that Vidocq begins to shift to the right side of the law, but how successfully will he be able to suppress his impulse for thievery?