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They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 1941 (USA)
A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

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Anya Von Duren
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Captain Chang
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Duchess of Beltravers
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The General
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Inspector Cressney
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Hotel Manager (as Edward Ciannelli)
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Carmencita
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Mr. Toy (scenes deleted)
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The best-laid plans of jewel thief Gable and lady crook Russell fall apart when the thief unintentionally becomes a hero while posing as a British officer. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Stealing jewels for profit . . . and hearts for pleasure! See more »


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Trivia

Re-unites Gable and Russell for the second {and last time} since 1934's Forsaking all others. See more »

Goofs

When the Japanese soldiers confront our hero in the town square, and again when the Japanese set an ambush on the road, they are wearing German "coal scuttle" helmets. In fact, contemporary photographs of the Japanese Army in China (e.g., during the Rape of Nanking) show Japanese soldiers with German army "coal scuttle" helmets, which, obviously, were purchased from Nazi Germany. See more »

Quotes

Gerald Meldrick: It's my duty to arrest you... but how can a man put handcuffs on moonlight?
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Connections

Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

God Save the King!
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Written by Henry Carey (1744)
Played at the military barracks
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Witless bilge
16 September 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The time-worn cliche of the glamorous, romantic jewel thief can be charming when done with a touch of class, as in "Trouble in Paradise," "Grand Hotel," or "I Was An Adventuress." Here, it's handled with so little taste or imagination it positively degrades the profession. We're given to understand that Gable and Russell are just nice kids down on their luck, and the sundry larcenies they engage in are just playful antics they'll grow out of as soon as they've stolen enough money to settle down in that little cottage with roses round the door. Come ON. Even more appalling are the hideous false "Chinese" eyelids Peter Lorre is forced to wear, which would have been good for his role as the burn victim in "The Face Behind the Mask" but here just add to the general aura of gauche insensitivity.


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