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Crime Over London (1936)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Romance | 27 July 1938 (USA)
Things are getting too hot in New York City for "Joker" Finnegan and his gang, so they decide to move their activities to London. There, Inspector Gray of Scotland Yard is keeping a polite ... See full summary »

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(novel) (as Louis De Wohl), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Pearl - Gang-Moll
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Inspector Gary
David Burns ...
Sniffy
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Mr. Sherwood / Reilly
Basil Sydney ...
'Joker' Finnigan
René Ray ...
Joan
Bruce Lester ...
Ronald Martin (as Bruce Lister)
Edmon Ryan ...
Spider (as Edmond Ryan)
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Jim
Danny Green ...
Klemm
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Miss Dupres
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Things are getting too hot in New York City for "Joker" Finnegan and his gang, so they decide to move their activities to London. There, Inspector Gray of Scotland Yard is keeping a polite eye on them as "Joker" is planning a big robbery of a large department store, known as the House of a Thousand Windows. "Joker" forces an American actor named Reilly to impersonate Mr. Sherwood, the store owner, as Reilly and Mr. Sherwood are identical in appearance. Ronald Martin, store employee and nephew of Sherwood , is fooled also, but he is much distracted by the romance he is having with another store employee, Joan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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27 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Arrivano i gangsters  »

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This film's earliest documented telecast occurred Monday 3 September 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Referenced in This Above All (1942) See more »

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Half a Dozen Reasons
Music by Philip Buchel
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
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A strange film
28 October 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is a rather strange film as has been pointed out by the previous reviewer.It seems rather incoherent at times.My copy lasts 69minutes,Quinlan says it lasts 80 minutes and this site 84 minutes.So whether the problem is the deleted footage is a good question.As in quite a few British films of the era,an American gang come to London to pull a few jobs.They eventually decide to rob a department store called Sherwoods.As we can see from the exterior it is in fact Selfridges,all dressed up for the Silver Jubilee.The idea is to rob the store of £80000,being the boys for the staff on the stores silver Jubilee day.At the end there is a big gun battle between the gang and armed police.More a reflection of the desire of British producers to copy American gangster films than of reality.


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