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The Peterville Diamond (1943)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ...
Donald Stewart ...
Charles Mortimer
Lady Margaret
Baron Redburn
Charles Heslop ...
Joseph (as Bill Hartnell)
Charles Victor ...
Joss Ambler ...
Police Chief
Paul Sheridan ...
Jeremy Hawk ...
Julian Somers ...
Rosamund Greenwood ...
Miss Geach
Billy Holland ...
First Detective Inspector
Noel Dainton ...
Second Detective Inspector


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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Release Date:

11 January 1943 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

O Diamante Famoso  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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mildly enjoyable farce, but somehow it all just never made me laugh that much
19 September 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was a mildly enjoyable film, but despite Teddington Studio trying hard to make a nice little farce, the human often seemed a tad forced and not especially funny. Not a bad film, though not one that you'll long remember.

The film begins with a ridiculous plot device--a man and woman are on their honeymoon and the man is so busy with his business that he actually brings along his secretary and works the entire time! This is funny but also so ridiculous because it was completely impossible unless you just assume the man was gay. The understandably angry wife is beside herself and decides to try and make her indifferent husband jealous. However, despite having a good plan, her plan goes awry when a real stranger (in the form of a gentleman bandit) comes into her life for real. This bandit was by far the best aspect of the film--as he was quite charming and funny despite being a crook! After they meet during a robbery, the film slows down and becomes a tad tedious--especially during a dinner party when the stolen jewels keep getting lost and switched. This got old quickly and I found myself getting bored and wanting the film to wrap up quickly. Too bad the momentum was lost and it all ended up so mediocre--the film had some promise.

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