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Double Danger (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  28 January 1938 (USA)
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Robert Crane is a slick jewel thief who also doubles as a novelist writing about a slick-jewel-thief known as 'The Gentleman,' who the police have never been able to catch. Although Police ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Preston Foster ...
Whitney Bourne ...
Miss Carolyn Martin
Gordon Ainsley aka Henry Robinson
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Police Commissioner David Theron
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Fentriss - aka Gilhooley
June Johnson ...
'Babs' Theron
Arthur Lake ...
Roy West
Edythe Elliott ...
Mrs. Edith Theron
Alec Craig ...
Theron's Gardener
Harry Hayden ...
Dr. Hilliard


Robert Crane is a slick jewel thief who also doubles as a novelist writing about a slick-jewel-thief known as 'The Gentleman,' who the police have never been able to catch. Although Police Inspector Davd Theron, a friend of the 'novelist' Crane, suspects Crane may be the thief he writes about, he has never been able to prove it. Theron sets a trap for Crane, but jewel-thief Carolyn Martin gets there first. Written by Les Adams <>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance


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28 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Duplo Perigo  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Fun crime caper romance
25 January 2005 | by (Culpeper, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This tongue-in-cheek romantic caper from RKO stars handsome Preston Foster as crime writer Robert Crane who bases his novels on his secret life as a suave jewel thief. Commissioner David Theron (versatile character actor Samuel Hinds) is out to trap the elusive bandit, nicknamed "The Gentleman," by inviting the two most likely suspects for a weekend at his suburban estate. The bait is the famous Konjer diamonds (or are they the fakes?) stashed away in Theron's safe. Crane, who Theron has befriended and helped with story ideas in the past, and the lovely Carolyn Morgan (Whitney Bourne) are the guests. Each arrives with an accomplice and all four are after the booty, out-conning each other throughout the night. Plenty of humor and some nice location shots of the high-class neighborhoods of southern California in 1938.

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