A Scandal in Paris
A Scandal in Paris (1946)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 19, 1946
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never gets to the comic effects it reaches for.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

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.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

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.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
great role for george sanders as a ne'er do well casanova who goes from master thief to police chief in napoleonic paris