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Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 13 August 1932 (USA)
A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Erwin Gelsey (screen play), Ladislas Fodor (based on a story by) (as Ladislaus Fodor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... The Robber
Kay Francis ... Baroness Teri
Helen Vinson ... Marianne
Hardie Albright ... Paul
Alan Mowbray ... Detective Fritz
André Luguet ... Count Andre (as Andre Luguet)
Henry Kolker ... Baron Franz
Spencer Charters ... Lenz
Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar ... Hollander
Clarence Wilson ... Prefect of Police
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bletcher Barbara Bletcher
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Storyline

When a baroness is present during a robbery at a jewellers in Vienna, she finds the gang's debonair leader more attractive than either her husband or her lover. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

He stole her jewels -- but that wasn't all!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den stora juvelstölden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$291,039 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Herman Bing as "Alpine Tourist" is listed in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but he did not appear or was not identifiable. C. Henry Gordon is credited as "Fritz" by some sources (including The New York Times), but that role was played by Alan Mowbray and Gordon was not seen in any other role. See more »

Goofs

When the police let go of the rope when they are pulling Johann Christian Lenz of the Vienna Protection Agency out of the well he doesn't immediately fall but slowly drifts back down into the well. See more »

Quotes

Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: You can't invite me to do anything. Whatever you do must be done by force.
Robber: Well, then.
[he picks her up and throws her on the bed]
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: Oh! What are you doing?
Robber: Using force.
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Connections

Remade as The Peterville Diamond (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach, du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by Lee Kohlmar
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Perfection
8 May 2010 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

"Jewel Robbery" is a movie made by grown-ups, written for grown-ups and starring grown-ups. This one almost qualifies as a costumer as everyone is in 'evening dress', this being 1932. It aired on TCM the other morning and I can't tell you what a refreshing break it was from what passes for modern comedy.

Do you like William Powell? Here he was never more debonair and urbane, not even in his Philo Vance pictures or as Nick Charles. Are you familiar with Kay Francis? She was so - what's the word - 'feminine' will do. Yes, that's perfect. And together they were perfect in this Pre-Code comedy which keeps you waiting for the next exchange of delicious dialogue.

He is a gentleman thief and she is a bored wife looking for excitement, adventure, etc. The story is clever enough but the script is the thing here. Truly, they don't make films like this anymore. Adam Sandler, you have no clue, son. This is sophisticated stuff.

'Jewel Robbery' is only the 2nd picture I have given a 9 to, and it was richly deserved.


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