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The Rat (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 21 January 1938 (USA)
Jean Boucheron the cat burglar is the darling of the Montmartre whores--and catches the eye of slumming socialite Zelia de Chaumont, who decides to "reform" him. A complication is his ... See full summary »

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Jean Boucheron, the 'Rat'
René Ray ...
Odile Verdier
Beatrix Lehmann ...
Marguerite
Mary Clare ...
Mere Colline
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Prosecuting Counsel
Hugh Miller ...
Luis Stets
Gordon McLeod ...
Caillard
Frederick Culley ...
Judge
Nadine March ...
Rose
George Merritt ...
Pierre Verdier
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Defending Counsel
Fanny Wright ...
Therese
Bob Gregory ...
Albert
Ivan Wilmot ...
Peter
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Jean Boucheron the cat burglar is the darling of the Montmartre whores--and catches the eye of slumming socialite Zelia de Chaumont, who decides to "reform" him. A complication is his lovely young ward Odile... murder and a grand courtoom scene ensue. Written by Judy in Gainesville

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On DVD at last and worth the wait!
15 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At long last, the BFI has restored the surviving elements for this rare British talkie and it has been released on DVD http://networkonair.com/shop/2169-rat-the-5027626430641.html The main reason for watching the film is Anton Walbrook who gives a wonderful performance (as always) in the title character. Ruth Chatteron left Hollywood to make this, but it was to prove her penultimate film. At one point she says her age is 34 when in fact she was ten years older in real life.

At 70 minutes, the pace is brisk and there are some well-known faces in the supporting cast.

Well worth getting this one - a rare little gem.


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