Ranking: 3,844 out of 16,356 movies (up 1945)
Under the reign of emperor Napoleon, François Vidocq is considered a legend in the parisians deep suburbs: he is the only man who has achieved to scape alive from the most dangerous colonial jails of the country. Left for dead after his last and spectacular escape, the old convict will try to hide himself a few years by living as a common merchant. But his past ends up chasing him and, after being false-accused of a murder, Vidocq will have to make a deal with the police chief himself. Vidocq will help the police to fight crime in Paris in change por his freedom. Despite obtaining excellent results, he will make enemies in the police and will anger the criminals, that have put a prize for his head.