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When Thief Meets Thief (1937)

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A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.


Raoul Walsh


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Ricky Morgan
Valerie Hobson ... Glory Howard aka Glory Fane
Alan Hale ... Jim Dial aka 'Col. Fane'
Edward Rigby ... Sanders
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Nolan
Jack Melford Jack Melford ... Thompson
Anthony Ireland ... Sir Timothy Haddon
Esme Percy ... Robinson
Basil Radford ... Defending Counsel
Leo Genn ... Prosecuting Counsel
Ian Fleming ... Coroner
Frank Birch Frank Birch ... Vicar
Roland Culver ... BBC Audition
Fred Duprez Fred Duprez
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... (as Henry Longhurst)


A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

14 June 1937 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Wednesday 16 November 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and in New York City Tuesday 13 December 1949 on WABD (Channel 5). See more »


Ricky Morgan: What are you doing here?
Glory Fane: I'm not going through with the marriage.
Ricky Morgan: Oh ho - this is music to my ears!
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Concert Waltz in E
Music by Moritz Moszkowski
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13 February 2002 | by dm032See all my reviews

Lovely but relatively unknown movie about a thief redeemed through love. Fairbanks was dashing as usual. Alan Hale was underused as his adversary, but it was fun seeing him play a suave bad guy. Valerie Hobson was not your usual damsel in distress - she shoots first and kisses later. Favorite line "Poor Rickey - he has to tell me he loves me in the British Museum.." A great film to rent on Valentine's Day.

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