MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 48,827 this week

The Solitaire Man (1933)

Passed  -  Crime | Romance  -  22 September 1933 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 123 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play by), (from the play by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 4170 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 4281 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 775 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Solitaire Man (1933)

The Solitaire Man (1933) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Solitaire Man.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main
Borderline (1950)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Conflict ensues when a young man's childhood sweetheart becomes betrothed to his older brother.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, Ernest Torrence
Johnny Eager (1941)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

District Attorney's daughter falls in love with a gangster the D.A. is trying to put in jail.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold
The Hucksters (1947)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A penal colony governor invites a ravishing blond vagabond to join him for a week on his island prison grounds, unaware that she has manipulated their meeting for ulterior motives.

Director: Richard Oswald
Stars: John Howard, Helen Gilbert, Gilbert Roland
Station West (1948)
Certificate: Passed Action | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dick Powell stars as Haven, a government private investigator assigned to investigate the murders of two cavalrymen. Travelling incognito, Haven arrives in a small frontier outpost, where ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell
Strange Cargo (1940)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter
Storm Fear (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Cornel Wilde
Stars: Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde, Dan Duryea
Certificate: Passed Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mike Morgan creates the illusions that magicians use in their shows. While his business is Miracles for Sale, his hobby is exposing fake spiritualists. At the club, he is invited to attend ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Robert Young, Florence Rice, Frank Craven
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Herbert Marshall ...
Oliver
...
Mrs. Hopkins
...
Wallace
...
Mrs. Vail
Elizabeth Allan ...
Helen
Ralph Forbes ...
Bascom
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Peabody (as Lucille Gleason)
Robert McWade ...
Mr. Peabody
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Homem Solit├írio  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Maude Eburne was listed as a cast member in a contemporary Hollywood Reporter news item, but she did not appear in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Crime pays
5 August 2013 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

"The Solitaire Man" is a slick, stylish,sophisticated thriller, a throwback to an era when spinning a good yarn was more important than bloating the budget or running up the running time. When we first meet Herbert Marshall as Oliver Lane, he has a small problem. A Paris-based master criminal, he's about to retire to Devonshire, marry Elizabeth Allen as his fetching accomplice and turn from safecracking to milking cows. But a drugged-out henchman has committed a robbery that could get them both sent to the slammer -- and Lane has no choice but to reluctantly return the loot. How that leads to a plane bound for London, a battle of wits with Lionel Atwill as a mysterious Scotland Yard inspector and the contribution of an American socialite played with mirthful glee by Mary Boland takes up much of the movie. The result is tight, taut, cleverly directed by Jack Conway and a lot more modern -- in style, dialogue and devilish humor -- than most of the movies made back in 1933. Or a good many made since.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Read the Miranda Rights Echo_in_big_sky
Discuss The Solitaire Man (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?