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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:
Pete Borden
Assistant Commissioner
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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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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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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Lilli Palmer makes debut in British crime melodrama...
24 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Crisply paced British crime story about a gang of jewel thieves preying on high society is reminiscent of the David Niven/Olivia de Havilland caper RAFFLES. This one is about a man who appears to be a dapper thief eluding Scotland Yard. It turns out he is posing as a thief, but is really a lawman infiltrating a jewelry gang and working for Scotland Yard.

LILLI PALMER, looking almost unrecognizable in her first screen role with the usual plucked eyebrows of the '30s style, deftly handles the role of a girl who participates in the gang robberies. All of the Scotland Yard scenes are well handled by a cast of British actors.

ESMOND KNIGHT gives an appealing performance as the lawman impersonating a dapper jewel thief in true David Niven style, always fashionably attired. Palmer plays a girl who lives by her wits but wants out of the crime game and wants Knight to quit too. Both of them have never met Maddick, the head of the gang, but fear him. The surprise is in the revelation of Maddick.

Summing up: Routine story, very British style, offers nothing new in the way of crime capers.

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