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The Solitaire Man (1933)

Passed  -  Crime | Romance  -  22 September 1933 (USA)
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Oliver Lane is "The Solitaire Man," a renowned jewel thief who is ready to retire and marry Helen, his partner in crime and his one true love. Their plans are shattered when another member ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Herbert Marshall ...
Oliver
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Mrs. Hopkins
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Wallace
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Mrs. Vail
Elizabeth Allan ...
Helen
Ralph Forbes ...
Bascom
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Peabody (as Lucille Gleason)
Robert McWade ...
Mr. Peabody
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Oliver Lane is "The Solitaire Man," a renowned jewel thief who is ready to retire and marry Helen, his partner in crime and his one true love. Their plans are shattered when another member of their gang, Bascom, walks in with a stolen necklace. Helen will not marry Oliver until the necklace is returned. Oliver's attempt to return the jewels later place the whole gang under suspicion for the theft and for the murder of a Scotland Yard inspector. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>

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22 September 1933 (USA)  »

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O Homem Solitário  »

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The original play opened in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 6 June 1927. See more »

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Lionel Atwill quite clearly calls Herbert Marshall "Wallace" in one scene, apparently forgetting that was the name of his own character. Marshall played Lane. See more »

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Forgotten thriller
28 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those little MGM quickies that is unfairly overlooked by both film fans and historians. Without giving anything away, the plot involves a jewel theft and murder, with the suspects aboard a plane flying from France to England. There are several plot twists before and after the plane lands. It may not be hard to guess who the villain really is, but the film maintains a good level of suspense and is well acted. It's not without a major goof, at one point in the film Lionel Atwill calls Herbert Marshall "Wallace", the name of Atwill's character. How MGM let that get by is a mystery. This film is a good example of what could be done on a limited budget.


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