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Two Films From Douglas Sirk: A Scandal in Paris/Lured [Blu-ray] [2 Discs]

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    Overview

    Special Features


    • A Scandal In Paris
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Jeremy Arnold, author of "Turner Classic Movies' The Essentials: 52 must-see movies and Why They Matter"
    • Audio Commentary track by Wade Major
    • Film Critic with NPR affiliate KPCC-FM and Co-Host/Producer of the IGN DigiGods podcast
    • Lured
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    A Scandal in Paris
    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

    Lured
    Lucille Ball is an American taxi-dancer living in London whose roommate has disappeared. The missing girl had left to answer a job offer in the "personal" column of the Times...just like several other women who've vanished without a trace. Scotland Yard detective George Zucco suggests that Ball answer the personals herself in hopes trapping the killer. She crosses the paths of several eccentrics, including deranged artist Boris Karloff, who for a brief time is the prime suspect. The actual culprit, a sex murderer, is the least likely and most helpful of Ball's contacts -- a fact that she learns almost too late. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • George Sanders
      George Sanders - Francois Eugene Vidocq
    • Signe Hasso
      Signe Hasso - Therese
    • Carole Landis
      Carole Landis - Loretta
    • Akim Tamiroff
      Akim Tamiroff - Emile
    • Gene Lockhart
      Gene Lockhart - Richet



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