The ignored wife of an industrialist hatches a plot to make him pay more attention to her.

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Anne Crawford ...
Donald Stewart ...
Charles Mortimer
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Lady Margaret
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Baron Redburn
Charles Heslop ...
Dilfallow
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Joseph (as Bill Hartnell)
Felix Aylmer ...
President
Charles Victor ...
Dan
Joss Ambler ...
Police Chief
Paul Sheridan ...
Luis
Jeremy Hawk ...
Pierre
Julian Somers ...
Andre
Rosamund Greenwood ...
Miss Geach
Billy Holland ...
First Detective Inspector
Noel Dainton ...
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While in a Latin American country to close a big financial deal, Charles Mortimer is so engrossed in business that he neglects his wife Teri -- and doesn't even realize her discontent. In order to shake Charles out of his business fog, Teri plots to make him jealous, or at the very least take notice of her when she buys an expensive diamond ring. But while the Mortimers are in the jewel shop, they are caught up in a robbery, during which the ring and other items are stolen -- and Teri seems to hit it off with the suave robber. Their paths cross again later that night when the Mortimers hold a state dinner for the country's president, and the robber turns up as one of their guests. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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1.37 : 1
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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 17 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »

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Remake of Jewel Robbery (1932) See more »

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Power House
By Ambrose & His Orchestra
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A Pleasant Surprise
11 August 2007 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This quota quickie actually made me laugh a few times, thanks particularly to the charm of Anne Crawford -- in her first billed role, as a neglected wife trying to get her businessman husband to notice her -- and William Hartnell, the future Dr. Who, demonstrating his expertise at physical comedy. During a Latin American vacation, Crawford tries to make her husband think she's meeting a lover at a local jewelry store. When he follows her there, they get mixed up with a gentleman jewel thief and his assistant.

If you've only seen Hartnell in Dr. Who, which he made toward the end of his career, you'll be surprised by his physical grace. As the thief's assistant, he steals most of his scenes and does some great work in a chase sequence trying to keep some stolen diamonds from a police detective.

Crawford was only in her twenties and looks quite lovely. She has a good way with a comic reaction, but also keeps it all serious enough to make the rather thin material look better than it is.

This was one of Warner Bros.' low-budget British productions shot at Teddington Studio. It was made to satisfy government demands that a percentage of films shown in the country be made in Great Britain with British talent. The film looks much better than that might lead you to expect, re-creating a Latin town entirely on sound stages. It's a pleasant way to pass 90 minutes.


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