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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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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:
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:
Robber:As a matter of fact, I'm opposed to the American school of banditry. I studied in Paris. You have to work harder but you do acquire a certain finesse that is missing from the stick-em-up and shoot-them-down school.See more »
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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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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