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Jewel Robbery (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 13 August 1932 (USA)
A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

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(screen play) (as Erwin Gelsey), (based on a story by) (as Ladislaus Fodor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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The Robber
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Baroness Teri
Helen Vinson ...
Marianne
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Paul
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Detective Fritz
André Luguet ...
Count Andre (as Andre Luguet)
Henry Kolker ...
Baron Franz
Spencer Charters ...
Lenz
Lee Kohlmar ...
Hollander
Clarence Wilson ...
Prefect of Police
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Barbara Bletcher
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Storyline

When a baroness is present during a robbery at a jewellers in Vienna, she finds the gang's debonair leader more attractive than either her husband or her lover. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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He stole her jewels -- but that wasn't all!

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Release Date:

13 August 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Den stora juvelstölden  »

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(Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the Hungarian play Ekszerrablás a Váci-uccában by Ladislas Fodor (copyrighted 26 Aug 1931) and on the following Broadway production: Jewel Robbery (1932); Comedy, adapted by Bertram Bloch; directed and produced by Paul Streger. Booth Theatre: 13 Jan 1932- Feb 1932 (closing date unknown/54 performances). Cast: Lionel Braham (as "Lenz"), Stuart Casey, Clarence Derwent (as "Franz"), Mary Ellis, Harold Johnsrud, Hazel Nagley, Eugene Powers, Frederick Roland, Louis M. Simon, Basil Sydney, Robert Vivian, Cora Witherspoon (as "Marianne"). See more »

Goofs

When the police let go of the rope when they are pulling Detective Fritz out of the well he doesn't immediately fall but slowly drifts back down into the well. See more »

Quotes

Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: I'm hungry
Robber: That's because you were frightened. There's nothing like a little fear to whet one's appetite.
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Connections

Remade as The Peterville Diamond (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach, du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by Lee Kohlmar
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pre-code in a nutshell
1 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film has to be on the short list of films-that-epitomize-pre-code-Hollywood. Adultery, drugs, crime, flaunting of morals and convention, free-spirit thumbing their nose, all done with humour and glamour. One can understand why the church was upset! Problem was that there were many films that played on these themes so it must have seemed that Hollywood was really out to corrupt the world. This one has the full package but with a wink and smoothness that today's garbage film-makers would never have the patience to pull-off. Too bad the code swung the pendulum way too far in the other direction. A must-see for Francis and Powell fans.


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