Based on the exploits of real-life criminal Francois Eugene Vidocq, A SCANDAL IN PARIS stars Sanders in the lead role. Set during the Napoleonic era, the film begins with Sanders and Tamiroff escaping from prison while serving time for theft. Sanders, a charismatic and enterprising
criminal, engineers a number of crimes before joining Napoleon's army for a short while. Later, when Sanders meets Hasso and discovers that her father is an important official, he sets his sights on becoming chief of police. Under the name Lt. Rousseau, Sanders becomes the police chief, heading
the French Surete and filling vacant posts with his crooked friends. He makes plans for his ul...