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The Solitaire Man (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Romance | 22 September 1933 (USA)
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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Mrs. Hopkins
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Wallace
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Bascom
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Peabody (as Lucille Gleason)
Robert McWade ...
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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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Crime | Romance

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22 September 1933 (USA)  »

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O Homem Solitário  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Nice acting is the highlight of this "B"
25 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE SOLITAIRE MAN from 1933 is a B picture, but because it was made at MGM, it's really a B+. The studio used these Bs as a training ground for their up and coming young stars and even more established character actors.

Herbert Marshall is Oliver, who heads up a family of con artists, except they're not related. His "son" steals a necklace that Oliver attempts to return because he knows the young man would be the first person they would suspect.

While he is in the home, a burglar enters, and a policeman sees him. The second burglar kills the policeman, and Oliver is a witness. However, he can't see the murderer. Realizing things will get mighty hot, he and his crew try to leave the country by plane. During the flight, much is revealed.

Mary Boland and May Robson also appear in this film, and they're great. Boland plays a mouthy, wealthy American, and May Robson, as a cultured society woman. matches her excellence.

Herbert Marshall's elegant type of leading man has gone out of style, but he handled his role very well.

See it for Boland and Robson.


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