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Midnight Club (1933)

Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful jewelry thieves, even unmasked to their victims, their perfect alibis making impossible for the Comissioner police to arrest them. ... See full summary »

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Leslie Charteris (screenplay), Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Clive Brook ... Colin Grant
George Raft ... Nick Mason
Helen Vinson ... Iris Whitney
Alison Skipworth ... Lady Barrett-Smythe
Guy Standing ... Commissioner Hope (as Sir Guy Standing)
Alan Mowbray ... Arthur Bradley
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... George Rubens
Forrester Harvey ... Thomas Roberts
Ethel Griffies ... The Duchess
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Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful jewelry thieves, even unmasked to their victims, their perfect alibis making impossible for the Comissioner police to arrest them. Things are running smoothly until Nick Mason enters the scene -and flirts with Colin's love interest. Written by BSK

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A Gentleman of Polite Society...A Figure of the Shadow World...Risking Lives for Loot and love! (Print Ad- Oakland tribune,((Oakland, Calif.)) 28 January 1934)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Colin Grant: Here's to crime!
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Soundtracks

In a Midnight Club
(uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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enjoyable caper film
19 August 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Midnight Club" is a 1933 precode starring Clive Brook, George Raft, Helen Vinson, Alan Mowbray, and Sir Guy Standing.

The story takes place in England. Commissioner Hope (Standing) has been hoping indeed that he can catch a gang of jewel thieves led by Colin Grant (Brook). But they elude him. He sends a couple of detectives into their hangout, the Midnight Club, to watch them. Grant is aware of this, so he arranges for doubles to sit in the club as himself, Iris (Vinson), Bradley (Mowbray), and Rubens (Ferdinand Gottschalk). It's very frustrating for Hope.

Then the gang realizes they have a rival in the form of Nick Mason (Raft), an American who wants to join the group.

Good story that does not seem dated. Brook and Vinson are so elegant, and tough guy Raft is just the guy to cut them down to size. Looking at the film, it's amazing how formally people always dressed in those days. We've lost this.

Good movie, recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Club de Minuit See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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