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Jewel Robbery
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Director:
Writers:
Erwin S. Gelsey (screen play)
Ladislas Fodor (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
13 August 1932 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He stole her jewels -- but that wasn't all!
Plot:
A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Oh - if only something would happen to rescue me from boredom! See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... The Robber

Kay Francis ... Baroness Teri
Helen Vinson ... Marianne

Hardie Albright ... Paul

Alan Mowbray ... Detective Fritz
André Luguet ... Count Andre (as Andre Luguet)
Henry Kolker ... Baron Franz
Spencer Charters ... Lenz
Lee Kohlmar ... Hollander
Clarence Wilson ... Prefect of Police
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Brodie ... Robber (uncredited)
Marie Burton ... Maid (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Jewelry Salesman (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Charles the Butler (uncredited)
Sheila Darcy ... Maid (uncredited)
John Davidson ... Robbery Accomplice (uncredited)
George Davis ... Polacheck - the President's Secretary (uncredited)
Paula DeCardo ... Maid (uncredited)
Ruth Donnelly ... Berta - Teri's Maid (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Leopold - Assistant Jewelry Manager (uncredited)
Bill Elliott ... Policeman Following Blonde (uncredited)
Norah Gale ... Maid (uncredited)

Lawrence Grant ... Professor Bauman (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Main Reading Wiener Journal (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Robber (uncredited)
Ivan Linow ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Joyce Mathews ... Maid (uncredited)
Harold Minjur ... Jewelry Clerk (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Alma Ross ... Maid (uncredited)
Sheila Terry ... The Blonde Decoy (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Jewelry Manager (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Maid (uncredited)
Harold Waldridge ... Jewelry Clerk (uncredited)
Leo White ... Assistant Robber (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dieterle 
 
Writing credits
Erwin S. Gelsey (screen play) (as Erwin Gelsey)

Ladislas Fodor (based on a story by) (as Ladislaus Fodor)

Bertram Bloch (English version)

Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Kurrle (photography by)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas  (as Robert Haas)
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Keighley .... associate director
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
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Runtime:
68 min (Turner library print)
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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:
Continuity: After the baroness pulls a gun on the robber, he distracts her by kissing her, whereupon she drops the gun on his foot. She runs to the other side of the room with the robber limping after her. The gun is on the floor as he starts toward her; when he reaches her he's holding it.See more »
Quotes:
Marianne Horne:They are silly to expect a woman to tell the truth about what happened when she was alone with a man!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Peterville Diamond (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
On the Beautiful Blue Danube (An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314)See more »

FAQ

How does the Baroness' gown stay up?
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Oh - if only something would happen to rescue me from boredom!, 20 February 2002
Author: Jim Tritten from Corrales, NM

Snappy and very different movie set in Vienna with Kay Francis bored with her husband, her lover, and her life. She confides to a friend that she wishes for some excitement. Enter William Powell, exhibiting characteristics that made him great in the Thin Man series. He is exciting, witty, and charming - if also a thief and the leader of a very large and organized gang. The robbery of the jewel store is something else with Powell convincing the security guard to take out two bags to the car outside and playing Viennese music on a record player to keep the victims calm. To engineer his get away, Powell offers the victims either a smoke from a drugged cigarette (never named) or a short stay in the vault. Kay is offered a third alternative to be taken to the suburbs and deposited unharmed but she elects to stay in the store and not turn in the alarm. After all, Powell has just made her the toast of the social scene for the foreseeable future as the victim of such a daring robbery - why would she give the alarm? A few twists, turns, surprises towards the end, as Kay eventually decides whether to chose excitement or security. The relationship between Kay Francis and William Powell is the movie. Will she take what she has wished for? Lots of overt mention of sleeping around - a rather sad commentary on the state of matrimony in the upper classes at the time. Very good (but not great), very different for a mainstream movie, recommended because it is so different.

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