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Arsène Lupin (1932)

 -  Mystery | Romance  -  5 March 1932 (USA)
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A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, ... See full summary »

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Sonia
John Miljan ...
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Gaston Gourney-Martin
Henry Armetta ...
Sheriff's Man
George Davis ...
Sheriff's Man
John Davidson ...
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James T. Mack ...
Laurent (as James Mack)
Mary Jane Irving ...
Marie
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A charming and very daring thief known as Arsene Lupin is terrorizing the wealthy of Paris, he even goes so far as to threaten the Mona Lisa. But the police, led by the great Guerchard, think they know Arsene Lupin's identity, and they have a secret weapon to catch him. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Arsene Lupin, der König der Diebe  »

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Lupin steals the Mona Lisa by wrapping the canvas around his umbrella. The Mona Lisa is painted on a wood panel. See more »

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Arsène Lupin: [fetching Sonia's evening gown from the maid and holding it up to admire it] Well, here we are. It's very nice! It's a little naughty. It's very ni - Do you think your father the general would approve of this?
Sonia: My father the general always said that a gentleman was a man who never went to bed with his spurs on.
Arsène Lupin: Isn't that a pity. I'm so fond of horses. I could give up riding...?
Sonia: Give me that dress!
Arsène Lupin: You can't get into it alone
Sonia: The maid will help me.
Arsène Lupin: The maid? I know more about unhooking than any ...
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Dance of the Maidens
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Music by Rudolf Friml
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Savoir-Faire is Everywhere
29 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Suave gentleman thief Arsene Lupin (John Barrymore) clashes with Detective Guerchard (Lionel Barrymore) as he tries to steal the Mona Lisa. Any movie with the two Barrymore brothers together is automatically worth checking out. Karen Morley is also good in her sexy role. Her acting style dates her but she's good at what she does. A charming, fun movie with lots of class. This is old-fashioned but in the best way. You see Hollywood try to revive this type of film every few years but with little success. A must-see for fans of the Barrymores.

I wonder if Arsene Lupin was the inspiration for the infamous Savoir-Faire from the Klondike Kat cartoon. For those who don't know, Savoir-Faire was a French-Canadian mouse who also happened to be a master thief. Probably not but I love imagining Lionel Barrymore saying "Savoir-Faire is everywhere."


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