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The Devil Diamond (1937)

 -  Action | Crime  -  15 January 1937 (USA)
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A group of thugs tries to steal the cursed title gem from a jeweler who has been hired to cut it into small, saleable pieces.

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Cast overview:
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Lee aka Kid Harris
Kane Richmond ...
Jerry Carter
June Gale ...
Dorothy Lanning
Rosita Butler ...
Yvonne Wallace
Robert Fiske ...
'Professor' John Henry Morgan, alias Moreland
Charles Prince ...
Henchman Al
Edward Earle ...
Arthur Stevens
Fern Emmett ...
Miss Wallace
Byron Foulger ...
Ole--Houseboy (as Byron Folger)
George Cleveland ...
George Davis
Burr Caruth ...
Peter Lanning
Jack Ingram ...
Chuck--Thug
Frank McCarroll ...
Henchman Shorty
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A group of thugs tries to steal the cursed title gem from a jeweler who has been hired to cut it into small, saleable pieces.

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jeweler | spiral | diamond | curse

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Action | Crime

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15 January 1937 (USA)  »

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Peter B. Kyne's The Devil Diamond  »

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Light weight crime comedy drama is enjoyable because it never takes itself too seriously
14 August 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Kane Richmond and Frankie Darro star in this crime story about the plot to steal a famous cursed diamond before its cut.

The plot has gangsters using the notion of training Frankie for a fight as a cover to wait for the diamonds in the boarding house run by the man who's going to cut the diamond. Kane shows up, nominally to research the life of a local figure, however he's really a special agent sent by the jewelers association to keep the diamond safe. Most of the movie is Frankie battling his handlers who are waiting for word the diamond is coming their way and the romantic entanglements of Kane and Frankie.

This is enjoyable romp, seemingly aimed more at the family or juvenile audience than a regular picture, this is a good way to spend an afternoon at the movies. Another film that won't win any awards this movie gets points for its humor and its mostly less than serious attitude. (If I must say something bad its that the acting of the woman Kane Richmond falls for is fair at best)


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