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Jewel Thief (1967)

A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief.

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Arjun Singh
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Vinay / Prince Amar
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Shalini Singh (as Vyjayantimala)
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Anjali Nath
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Helen
Faryal ...
Julie
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Nasir Hussain ...
Police Commissioner (as Nazir Hussain)
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Seth. Vishambar Nath (as Sapru)
Pratima Devi ...
Vinay's mother
Jagdev
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Jewel Thief's associate
Keshav Rana
Jerry Mohan
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Vinay, an ordinary young man who finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief named Amar. Vinay works with the police to impersonate Amar and crack his crime ring--but it seems that Amar has decided to impersonate Vinay, as well, and soon their true identities are thoroughly muddled. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The Twilight Zone's theme music was slightly sampled in the title music and background music used in the film. Vijay Anand can be heard giggling in the title music. See more »

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Just after the song, "Yeh dil na hota bechara", Dev anand is standing beside Tanuja's car. The location is apparently an open place vegetation all around. When car turns to reverse and camera angle changes, the car (and Tanuja & Dev Anand) is in a street. See more »

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Featured in Anthony Kaun Hai? (2006) See more »

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Raat Akeli Hai, Bujh Daye Deep
Sung by Asha Bhosle
Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music by Sachin Dev Burman
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Enjoyable 1960's Suspense
14 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Vinay (Dev Anand) suddenly finds himself being mistaken for another man named Amar. It then begins to seem that this Amar is a jewel thief, and Vinay's doppelganger. Vinay joins with his father, the police commissioner, to infiltrate Amar's gang to catch the thief.



The film also stars Vyjayantimala as the main love interest, and Ashok Kumar as her brother. It also features four actresses in secondary romantic roles: Anju Mahendru, Tanuja, Faryal and Helen.



This popular movie is, for the most part, an enjoyable watch. It becomes genuinely confusing--intentionally, no doubt--to keep up with who is doing what: Amar or Vinay. This adds to the feeling of suspense, as does some excellent film angles and the incidental music. It contains a great surprising plot twist. The music was average, and there are no exciting musical numbers, though it was fun to see the famous Helen dance. The costumes are mostly typical 1960's outfits, though Vyjayantimala did wear some beautiful traditional saris. The acting was more stilted than is the style today, but all the cast did well portraying their roles and creating the tense atmosphere. Despite being sometimes hard to follow--perhaps a problem due to having to read subtitles--it's easy to see why Jewel Thief was such a success and still enjoyed today.


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