Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune.
After the first meeting with Madeleine, Charles Theverner addresses his pet raven named Villon, after the French poet François Villon, and quotes from Villon's "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" ("Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past"): "Où sont les ... ...
The sleeping fox catches no poultry.
The Pharmacist: I'm not a fox.
Dupin: ...now you're no longer sleeping. Open up! This is vital, a matter of life and death.
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