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 ... ...
Mrs. Flynn, the housekeeper:
You read like an actor... and you drink like one. Would you take advice from the likes of me?
Dupin: Ma'am, I take advice as easily as I take a drink. The only trouble with me is I've never been able to make good use of either.
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