Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 19, 1956

Death of a Scoundrel (RKO Radio) often looks suspiciously like a take-off on the bawdy life and gaudy death of Serge Rubinstein. The hero is a fellow named Clementi Sabourin (George Sanders), a bouncy Czech who seems to have spent his early years less on the level than under the rose. At any rate, as the camera finds him, Sanders is enthusiastically engaged in selling his own brother to the secret police in return for a passage to America. Arrived in New York, he steals a rich man's wallet from the tramp (Yvonne de...

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