FRANCE: The Great Getaway

For a time last week, it looked as though they were filming a French-language version of Bonnie and Clyde, Meet the Keystone Kops at the Palais de Justice in Paris. The action, though, was real enough.

The scene began when five gendarmes escorted two handcuffed hoods and their blonde gun moll into the chambers of Judge Robert Magnan for a preliminary hearing. As was the custom at the supposedly escape-proof Palais, the handcuffs were removed from the wrists of Christian Jubin and Georges ("Jo") Segard, both 30. Segard and his wife Evelyne, 27,...

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