Passed | | Adventure, Crime, Romance
Born in a French prison in 1775, François Eugène Vidocq becomes a professional thief and is later appointed chief of Parisian police.
This film was first telecast in both St. Louis and Baltimore and Boston Friday 14 January 1949 on KSD (Channel 5) and on WAAM (Channel 13) and on WBZ (Channel 4), in Los Angeles Tuesday 15 February 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4), in New York City Wednesday 4 May 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Atlanta Sunday 18 September 1949 on WSB (Channel 8), and in Cincinnati Wednesday 16 November 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11).
Really, I... I should call the police.
Eugéne François Vidocq: Don't call them until I've bought you another hat.
Loretta: Another?... another hat? Well, I admit I'm not so rich that I can afford to throw them in the gutter. Hats don't grow on trees, you know!
Eugéne François Vidocq: I know that some of ...
Vidocq is seen reading the memoirs of Casanova at the time of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign (1798-1801). The memoirs were not published until 1822.
[prologue] Vidocq, Eugene Francois, born 1775, spent the first thirty years of his life in every kind of villainy, probably as a preparation for the work of detecting criminals which was to occupy the remainder of his life. He published two volumes of what purported to be the true history of his adventurous career...Encyclopedia Britannica.