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Murder on Diamond Row (1937)

The Squeaker (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 11 November 1937 (USA)
London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known ... See full summary »

Director:

William K. Howard

Writers:

Edgar Wallace (by), Bryan Edgar Wallace (scenario) (as Bryan Wallace) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edmund Lowe ... Barrabal
Sebastian Shaw ... Frank Sutton
Ann Todd ... Carol Stedman
Tamara Desni ... Tamara
Robert Newton ... Larry Graeme
Allan Jeayes Allan Jeayes ... Inspector Elford
Alastair Sim ... Joshua Collie
Stewart Rome ... Superintendent Marshall
Mabel Terry-Lewis ... Mrs. Stedman
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Mr. Field
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Storyline

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record (which may spoil his chances with lovely Carol Stedman). Interested parties: Larry Graeme, cat burglar; his girl, sexy dancer Tamara; Collie, sardonic reporter. Then murder makes apprehension of the Squeaker urgent. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder on Diamond Row See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Wide Range Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in St. Louis Sunday 6 June 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), in Philadelphia Friday 16 July 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Boston Sunday 25 July 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Chicago Sunday 1 August 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in both New York City and Cleveland Sunday 22 August 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11) and on WEWS (Channel 5), in Milwaukee Sunday 5 September 1948 on WTMJ (Channel 3), in Los Angeles 30 November 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), and in Baltimore Saturday 15 January 1949 on WMAR (Channel 2). The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »

Goofs

When the couple walk from the hall to the main room at the ball the planks for the camera dolly are visible in the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Field: I've got two million readers to please. And right now they'd like to know who stole the Van Risik pearls.
Joshua Collie: Aye. And so would Scotland Yard!
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Connections

Remake of The Squeaker (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

HE'S GONE
(uncredited)
Written by Ted Berkman and Joel Irwin
Sung and Danced by Tamara Desni
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A good example of a 30's British crime thriller
28 April 2010 | by dshadowhSee all my reviews

I just watched this tonight on channel 2 here in Australia. I can't improve on the previous chap's review (spanishflea50), as I think he summed it up very well. The only thing I can say is that I enjoyed it as well, and as I watched it, I thought this has to be have been written by Edgar Wallace (I'm a bit of a fan of his books) from the pace & style of the story to even the title, so I came to the IMDb site to find out who wrote it. Unfortunately, Edgar Wallace had been dead for ~ 4years by the time this film was released, but it is based on a novel & a screenplay he wrote for the 1930 version of the film. It would be great to be able to see the 1930 version which was actually directed by Wallace.(IMDb for 1930 -'The Squeaker')


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