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A Scandal in Paris Details


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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 9, 1946


George Sanders
as Francois Eugene Vidocq
Signe Hasso
as Therese
Carole Landis
as Loretta
Akim Tamiroff
as Emile
Gene Lockhart
as Richet
Alma Kruger
as Marquise
Alan Napier
as Houdon
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Uncle Hugo
Pedro de Cordoba
as Priest
Leona Maricle
as Owner of Dress Shop
Fritz Leiber
as Painter
Skelton Knaggs
as Cousin Pierre
Fred Nurney
as Cousin Gabriel


Douglas Sirk
Arnold Pressburger
Guy Roe
Heinz Roemheld
Heinz Roemheld
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Francis Webster
Hanns Eisler
Composer (Music Score)
Hanns Eisler
Musical Direction/Supervision
Hanns Eisler
David Chudnow
Musical Direction/Supervision
Emile Kuri
Set Designer