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Writers:
Leslie Charteris (screenplay)
Seton I. Miller (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 July 1933 (USA) See more »
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Undercover fun, with FX See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Clive Brook ... Colin Grant

George Raft ... Nick Mason
Helen Vinson ... Iris Whitney

Alison Skipworth ... Lady Barrett-Smythe
Guy Standing ... Commissioner Hope (as Sir Guy Standing)

Alan Mowbray ... Arthur Bradley
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... George Rubens
Forrester Harvey ... Thomas Roberts

Ethel Griffies ... The Duchess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Bevan ... Detective (uncredited)
Richard Carlyle ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Rita Carlyle ... Nick's landlady (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Carstairs - Edna's Butler (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Elinor Fair ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Julanne Johnston ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Detective (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Teru Shimada ... Nishi (uncredited)
Leo White ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
George Somnes 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leslie Charteris  screenplay
Seton I. Miller  screenplay
E. Phillips Oppenheim  story

Produced by
Bayard Veiller .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl 
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Locke .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Roy Kreuger .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Celeste Ford .... stunt double: Helen Vinson (uncredited)
Paul Perry .... stunt double: Clive Brook (uncredited)
Pat Somerset .... stunt double: Alan Mowbray (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Austin .... chief grip (uncredited)
Francis Burgess .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Earl Crowley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Pat Drew .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Frank Titus .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
W. Franke Harling .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
64 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
Quotes:
Benny:Even my wife will appeal to me after you.See more »
Soundtrack:
In a Midnight ClubSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Undercover fun, with FX, 15 October 2006
Author: ROCKY-19 from Arizona

Cast and crew clearly had fun putting together this tale of a gang of ingenious jewel thieves in foggy London. A perfect pace keeps the action and humor flowing, and the cast is spot on.

Clive Brook, Helen Vinson and Alan Mowbray all play their own doubles as the gang who goes out on midnight runs to steal diamonds while their look-alikes stay at the night club under the watchful eye of the police. Sir Guy Standing is the frustrated commissioner who brings in George Raft as an undercover American cop to infiltrate the club and discover the secret of their success.

Humorous all around, and the construction of their hideout is brilliant with hidden doors and secret alarms. Of note are the special effects in the "doubles" scenes. We see this so frequently, and yet here in 1933, it becomes a fascinating piece of work, with actors handing objects to themselves in the split screen.

The cast already mentioned as well as Alison Skipworth as a potential victim of thievery are a kick. Raft is a wise guy and even briefly throws in a bit of the coin-flipping that made him famous. It's too bad the studio did not more fully explore the idea of him as an undercover cop in later films. As Sir Guy points out, no one would suspect a man with a face like that of being a detective. As one not familiar with Brook or Vinson, this was a delightful discovery in that regard as well.

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