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, ...
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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
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This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Friday 22 November 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia 11 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), San Francisco 28 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, New York City 25 May 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
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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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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