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The Peterville Diamond (1943)

 |  Comedy  |  11 January 1943 (UK)
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The ignored wife of an industrialist hatches a plot to make him pay more attention to her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Crawford ...
Donald Stewart ...
Charles Mortimer
Renee Houston ...
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 ...
Second Detective Inspector
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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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11 January 1943 (UK)  »

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O Diamante Famoso  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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
[played during the car chase]
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Tired
18 September 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This comedy is really not funny. It' a romance that plays so much on stereotypes it makes no impact. It's a caper film so derivative -- yes, even back then -- it has no snap.

The cast is adequate. More than that it's hard to say. However, what's nice is that the players are unfamiliar. At MGM, this would have starred Robert Montgomery. The wife of a businessman with no time for anything but work could have been any number of actresses.

We can be grateful that this little known film is peopled by performers mostly unknown today. And the production values aren't awful. Yet it makes no real impression.

It's a generic knockoff. And who wants that?


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