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Crime Unlimited (1935)

TV-G | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | September 1935 (UK)
An undercover policeman infiltrates a notorious ring of jewel thieves headed by a man no one has ever seen.



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Complete credited cast:
Cecil Parker ...
George Merritt ...
Detective Inspector Cardby
Richard Grey ...
Detective Inspector Hall
Raymond Lovell ...
Graham Soutten ...
Clancy (as Ben Soutten)
Peter Gawthorne ...
Wyndham Goldie ...
Conway Addison
Jane Millican ...
Lady Sybil
Stella Arbenina ...
Lady Mead
Bellenden Clarke ...
Lord Mead


Frustrated by a seemingly infallible gang of jewel thieves, Scotland Yard arranges to have an undercover agent become part of the gang. Once inside, the agent starts to become attached to a Russian woman who is part of the gang but seems to want to break free of the sordid life she leads. Trying to trap the leader of the gang -- whom no one has ever seen - the police plan goes awry and their agent is put into mortal danger, with his one chance being the Russian woman having told the truth about wanting to break free. Written by Ron Kerrigna <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

September 1935 (UK)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 24 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »

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Ah, Lilli
10 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely Lilli Palmer made her film debut in this routine British quota film, Crime Unlimited, from 1935.

She stars with Esmond Knight in this drama about an undercover police office infiltrating a gang of jewel thieves and attempting to meet the unseen leader, Maddick. Along the way, he meets Natacha (Palmer), part of the crime team, but who wants out.

This is a pretty good film, nothing special, but it was certainly fun to see the nearly unrecognizable Palmer. Esmond Knight, in his twenties here, lived to be 80 and worked until the very end, despite being blind for two years after the war and losing an eye.

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