Eugen York – Das Fräulein von Scuderi AKA The Young Woman of Scuderi (1955)

The setting is Paris under the reign of Louis XIV, the Roi Soleil. Cardillac, a goldsmith, is rightly regarded as a master of his craft. His pieces of jewellery are first-class works of art and so he has great difficulty parting from them, especially because he knows that one precious piece is only the price the beaux and gallants at the royal court have to pay for one amorous night with an aristocratic Lady. Whenever the goldsmith fails to talk a customer out of buying a piece, he waylays him in the dark of night… Cardillac is a merciless killer. The hopes of the lovers dashing off to their rendezvous are thoroughly disappointed: Instead of finding their way into their sweetheart’s arms, they end up stabbed to death by a goldsmith pathologically hankering after his own jewellery. The police are at a loss. By chance, Olivier; Cardillac’s assistant and son-in-law-to-be, stumbles on the truth, And later he also witnesses the stabbing to death of his master at the hand of a valiant adversary. But now the young journeyman comes to be widely suspected of being the murderer. Olivier would have been doomed, had his godmother; the Lady of Scuderi, not organised his – and his fiancée’s – leaving Paris as free citizens, On one condition, though: they were never to return again, The scandal, so much feared by aristocratic society, could thus be averted.

Based on the short story by E. T. A. Hoffmann.

1.53GB | 1h 39m | 768×576 | mkv


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  1. Are you sure there is no English audio track? There is according to the dvd at amazon.

    Language ‏ : ‎ German (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)

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