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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 ... 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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Trivia

Alastair Sim would appear in another adaptation of Edgar Wallace the following year, "The Terror." 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

Police Sgt. Hawkins: I don't know how you can be my son and still be such a fool.
Alfie: Well I am, ain't I Dad?
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Connections

Version of The Squeaker (1963) See more »

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I CAN'T GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU
(uncredited)
Written by William Kernell
Sung and Danced by Tamara Desni
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Not worth my time.
6 September 2020 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

The story was poorly cobbled together. No sense of continuity and the narrative was threadbare. Only those two brilliant actors - Alastair Sim and Robert Newton - make this film tolerable. The former plays a London journalist and the latter is a luckless jewel thief. Edgar Wallace is a very good author in his own right but he would have been appalled by the shoddy treatment of his novel, courtesy of this production!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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