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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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(5 articles)
User Reviews:
This pre-code comedy is a wonderful gem See more (25 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)
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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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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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:This is awful!
Robber:Why? I'm having a very good time. Won't you sit down?
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels:You behave exactly as though you were paying a call!
Robber:I am. After a very brief and informal introduction, I'm now making a formal call.
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels:Through the window...
Robber:But only to preserve your reputation. I came very discreetly by way of a drain pipe.
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels:That's not legal!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as The Peterville Diamond (1943)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ach, du Lieber AugustineSee more »

FAQ

How does the Baroness' gown stay up?
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28 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
This pre-code comedy is a wonderful gem, 31 January 2001
Author: gort-8 from Catonsville, Md.; USA

This is a sparkling and witty fantasy about a pampered society dame (Kay Francis) who has become aware of the hollowness of her life and a dapper jewel thief (William Powell) who steals her treasures and awakens her from her golden tedium. I call it a "fantasy" because, sadly, we've become too aware of how real crime and criminals work. There's no effort to conceal faces, the robbery crew addresses each other by first name, Powell plays soothing music and engages in witty banter with those he's robbing, but nonetheless it's very entertaining to watch. Another odd aspect of this unusual film is that Powell gives his victims marijuana cigarettes to smoke, to make them passive and jovial. This is one of those pre-code films from that tiny window where sound had come in, the depression was on and the Production Codes weren't re-writing movies like Jewel Robbery. See it when you can. Like the object of it's main character obsession, it is truly a gem.

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