London, 1960. Laura Quinn is the lone female executive at London Diamond Corporation. She is frustrated as her talents are rarely acknowledged and her less-experienced male co-workers are promoted ahead of her. She is shocked, but intrigued, when the mild-mannered night janitor, Mr. Hobbs, approaches her with a daring but simple plan to steal a handful of diamonds from the vault. Laura agrees to help, but she is soon in over her head. And it is not long before insurance investigator Mr. Finch has his eyes on her.Written by
When an insurer pays a loss claim the insurer receives title to the lost item. The insured accepts the item's value in cash in place of the item, and in turn transfer title to the insurer. The insurer, effect, the "purchases" the lost item, so if the item is later recovered it belong to the insurer. Although Hobbs's goal was to ruin Sinclair, as soon as the diamonds were recovered Sinclair would have been made whole again, foiling Hobbs's intention. See more »
The Merry Widow Waltz
Composed by Franz Lehár
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Everything works in this movie : The direction, the acting, the shooting, the story and the script - one commentators claimed that it was limited and one dimensional but it is quite on the contrary : the script was written very elegantly with quite a lot of subtelties and these would probably be missed by those who are used the usual wham bahm great Hollywood films.
The only (small) flaw in the film was its so called "feministic" flavour, it was completely unnecessary - any, if all, "politically correct messages", would have been understood from the story itself - there was no need to shove it in the audience face.
All in all this movie is intelligent, interesting and exciting. I highly recommend it.
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