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Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 13 August 1932 (USA)
A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Erwin S. Gelsey (screen play) (as Erwin Gelsey), Ladislas Fodor (based on a story by) (as Ladislaus Fodor) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... The Robber
Kay Francis ... Baroness Teri
Helen Vinson ... Marianne
Hardie Albright ... Paul
Alan Mowbray ... Detective Fritz
André Luguet ... Count Andre (as Andre Luguet)
Henry Kolker ... Baron Franz
Spencer Charters ... Lenz
Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar ... Hollander
Clarence Wilson ... Prefect of Police
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bletcher Barbara Bletcher
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Storyline

When a baroness is present during a robbery at a jewellers in Vienna, she finds the gang's debonair leader more attractive than either her husband or her lover. Written by Ian Harries <ih@doc.ic.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

He stole her jewels -- but that wasn't all!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den stora juvelstölden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$291,039 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Herman Bing as "Alpine Tourist" is listed in studio records/casting call lists for this movie, but he did not appear or was not identifiable. C. Henry Gordon is credited as "Fritz" by some sources (including The New York Times), but that role was played by Alan Mowbray and Gordon was not seen in any other role. See more »

Goofs

After the baroness pulls a gun on the robber, he distracts her by kissing her, whereupon she drops the gun on his foot. She runs to the other side of the room with the robber limping after her. The gun is on the floor as he starts toward her; when he reaches her he's holding it. See more »

Quotes

Marianne Horne: What a shame to meet a man like that in a shop.
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: Why a shame?
Marianne Horne: He's the sort of robber one should meet in a Pullman!
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: What do you mean?
Marianne Horne: Didn't you see in the paper?
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: No!
Marianne Horne: Last week an American woman was robbed in the Simplon Express. Stripped right down to her teddies!
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: *No*!
Marianne Horne: What would you do if you found yourself in your teddies?
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: What would *you* do??
[...]
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Connections

Remade as The Peterville Diamond (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach, du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by Lee Kohlmar
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pre-code in a nutshell
1 February 2009 | by a666333See all my reviews

This film has to be on the short list of films-that-epitomize-pre-code-Hollywood. Adultery, drugs, crime, flaunting of morals and convention, free-spirit thumbing their nose, all done with humour and glamour. One can understand why the church was upset! Problem was that there were many films that played on these themes so it must have seemed that Hollywood was really out to corrupt the world. This one has the full package but with a wink and smoothness that today's garbage film-makers would never have the patience to pull-off. Too bad the code swung the pendulum way too far in the other direction. A must-see for Francis and Powell fans.


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