At the outbreak of World War II, the famous 'Mona Lisa' is removed from the Lourve Museum in Paris, and stored for safekeeping in London. Sir James Collison, director of National Art Museum...
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Erich von Stroheim
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Erich von Stroheim,
Mary Beth Hughes,
At the outbreak of World War II, the famous 'Mona Lisa' is removed from the Lourve Museum in Paris, and stored for safekeeping in London. Sir James Collison, director of National Art Museum in London, is determined to safeguard the priceless painting. But Carl Hoffmeyer, a German fanatic art collector, is equally determined to steal the painting even it takes murder to do so. Written by
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Not really a surprise in this little feature. Republic studios manufactured this kind of products as dozens per month. Not boredom in that story of robbery, counterfeit and intrigue in the art collectors world.
Von Stroheim gives here an acceptable performance as a ruthless collector ready at anything to achieve his purposes, including murder. And he is not the only one. Not action packed movie but still absorbing.
Forget the classic romance between this detective and the girl. Usual cliché we unfortunately can't miss. I will say that Aubrey Smith is delightful in the old fellow character.
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