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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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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)
 
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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Herman Bing as "Alpine Tourist" in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but he did not appear or was not identifiable. C. Henry Gordon is credited as "Fritz' by some sources (including The New York Times), but that role was played by Alan Mowbray and he was not seen in any other role.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): After the robbery, when the police are questioning the victims. All the men refer to the weapons used in the robbery as revolvers; when all the robbers carried automatics.See more »
Quotes:
Johann Christian Lenz, Nightwatchman:Always be suspicious. Don't be fooled by anybody. Anything strange, if it ain't more than a mouse's whisker -- call the police.
Robber:There's a man for you!
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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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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Perfection, 8 May 2010
Author: GManfred from Ramsey, NJ

"Jewel Robbery" is a movie made by grown-ups, written for grown-ups and starring grown-ups. This one almost qualifies as a costumer as everyone is in 'evening dress', this being 1932. It aired on TCM the other morning and I can't tell you what a refreshing break it was from what passes for modern comedy.

Do you like William Powell? Here he was never more debonair and urbane, not even in his Philo Vance pictures or as Nick Charles. Are you familiar with Kay Francis? She was so - what's the word - 'feminine' will do. Yes, that's perfect. And together they were perfect in this Pre-Code comedy which keeps you waiting for the next exchange of delicious dialogue.

He is a gentleman thief and she is a bored wife looking for excitement, adventure, etc. The story is clever enough but the script is the thing here. Truly, they don't make films like this anymore. Adam Sandler, you have no clue, son. This is sophisticated stuff.

'Jewel Robbery' is only the 2nd picture I have given a 9 to, and it was richly deserved.

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