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They Came by Night (1940)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  7 March 1940 (USA)
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Jeweler James Fothergill helps Scotland Yard recover a valuable ruby by worming his way into the gang which stole it and setting them up for the police.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Will Fyffe ...
James Fothergill
Phyllis Calvert ...
Sally
Anthony Hulme ...
Sergeant Tolly
George Merritt ...
Inspector Metcalfe
Kathleen Harrison ...
Mrs. Lightbody
John Glyn-Jones ...
Llewellyn Jones
Athole Stewart ...
Lord Netfherly
Cees Laseur ...
Vollaire
Hal Walters ...
Hopkins
Kuda Bux ...
Ali
Leo Britt ...
George
Sylvie St. Clair ...
Claire
Wally Patch ...
Bugsie
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Jeweler James Fothergill helps Scotland Yard recover a valuable ruby by worming his way into the gang which stole it and setting them up for the police. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ruby | thief | based on play | See All (3) »

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Crime | Drama

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7 March 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chegaram com a Noite  »

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The first film of Sam Kydd. See more »

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When the Poppies Bloom Again
(uncredited)
Written by Paddy Roberts, Harold Box, Desmond Cox, Don Pelosi and Leo Towers
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routine crime film
5 July 2008 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was made by Edward Black at Islington Studios for 20th Century Fox.Fox had a substantial interest in Gaumont British and when the Gaumont studios had a financial crisis in the late 1930s Fox used their studios to make films which would qualify for their Quota.Clearly the studios must have been very small as many of the sets looked very cramped and generally poverty stricken.The film itself is very much like this being little more than a hand me down of lots of clichés.There is very little in this film that is original.It is difficult to understand why Will Fyffe would have been considered worthy of being considered the leading part.Whilst he might have appealed to Scottish audiences it is doubtful that this would have gone anywhere south of the border.So not really up to a great deal.


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