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The Sex Thief -- An inspector and an insurance investigator both have a major stake in revealing the identity of an audacious jewel thief (In HD).


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Michael Armstrong (screenplay)
Tudor Gates (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1974 (USA) See more »
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An inspector and an insurance investigator both have a major stake in revealing the identity of an audacious jewel thief. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jennifer Westbrook ... Emily Barrow (as Jenny Westbrook)
David Warbeck ... Grant Henry
Henry Rayner ... Constable
Gerald Taylor ... Herbert Barrow
Michael Armstrong ... Sergeant Plinth
Terence Edmond ... Inspector Robert Smith
Diane Keen ... Judy Martin
Christopher Neil ... Guy Hammond
Harvey Hall ... Jacobi
Gloria Maley ... Angie (as Gloria Walker)

Christopher Biggins ... Porky Prescott
Christopher Mitchell ... Wensleydale
Eric Deacon ... Crabshaw
Susan Glanville ... Florinda Prescott
Deirdre Costello ... Jezebel (as Linda Coombes)
David Landor ... Guido
James Aubrey ... 1st Reporter
David Pugh ... 2nd Reporter
Brenda Rae ... Salesgirl
Anthony May ... Barman
Derek Martin ... Doorman
Val Penny ... Stripper
Dave Carter ... Jeweller
Neville Barber ... Auctioneer
Michael Hannah ... Chauffeur
Carlotta Barrow ... Waitress
Veronica Doran ... Meter Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pauline Chamberlain ... Woman at Auction (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Campbell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Armstrong  screenplay (as Edward Hyde)
Tudor Gates  screenplay (as Edward Hyde)

Produced by
Tudor Gates .... producer (as Teddy White)
Michael Style .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Vickers  (as Mike Vickers)
Cinematography by
Grenville Middleton (photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Musgrave  (as Rex Graves)
Art Direction by
Tony Noble  (as Anthony Noble)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... assistant director
Art Department
Charles Torbett .... properties
Carlotta Barrow .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Hugh Jampton .... sound editor
John Potter .... boom operator
Malcolm Stewart .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Connor .... clapper loader (as Mike Connor)
Alan McDonald .... focus puller
Bill Paterson .... camera operator
Arthur Whitmarsh .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Christopher Greenbury .... assistant editor (as Chris Greenbury)
Michael Slade .... assistant editor
Other crew
David Ball .... production accountant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Handful of Diamonds" - USA (X-rated version)
"Her Family Jewels" - USA (X-rated version)
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89 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:X | USA:R (re-rating)
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Last feature film of Harvey Hall.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A curiosity, not really worth it (borders of soft porn), 17 April 2013
Author: goods116 from United States

Unless you like this genre or want to see an example of this genre, there is nothing to like here. I happen to be a big fan of 70s movies and have seen many 100s and for me this was all this movie was -- another movie to round out my attempt to see as many 70s films as possible. The plot here is paper thin and the ending highly predictable. The soft porn scenes of sex is what separates this movie from other bad movies. The dress, sideburns, way of speaking, cars, etc. were far more interesting to me than anything else. Without this the movie is a 2 or 3. It's amazing to me that these films got funded and made, but I guess in an era before the internet the soft porn angle was a draw.

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