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I Am a Thief (1934)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 24 November 1934 (USA)
A variety of suspicious characters try to get their hands on a priceless diamond necklace aboard the Orient Express.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

Ralph Block (story), Doris Malloy (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Astor ... Odette Mauclair
Ricardo Cortez ... Pierre Londais
Dudley Digges ... Colonel Jackson
Robert Barrat ... Otto 'Baron' Von Kampf
Irving Pichel ... Count Trentini
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Daudet
Arthur Aylesworth ... Francois
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... M. Cassiet
Florence Fair Florence Fair ... Mme. Cassiet
Frank Reicher ... Max Bolen
John Wray ... Antonio Porricci
Oscar Apfel ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

An insurance company hurt by a string of jewel thefts decides to smoke out the international community of thieves by putting the priceless Karenina diamond necklace up for auction. There are many interested parties, but jewel dealer Pierre Londais ultimately wins the bidding. Among the suspicious characters interested in the diamonds are a young woman named Odette Mauclair, a wealthy American named Colonel Jackson, and the mysterious Baron Von Kampf. There are robbery attempts at Londais's Paris hotel and later aboard the train to Istanbul. When the diamonds go missing, everyone aboard the train is a suspect. Written by Jimmy L.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

24 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladrões Internacionais See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, and Florence Fair had all been silent film stars. See more »

Goofs

On the train, Col. Jackson does not lock his compartment thus allowing Mauclair to enter and steal the jewels. This would not make any sense since Col.Jackson is a professional thief and would not make such an obvious security breach. See more »

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All Aboard For Murderous Fun
16 May 2000 | by kartraboSee all my reviews

After several spectacular jewel thefts an international group of insurance underwriters plan to trap the culprits by following the buyer of the Karenina diamonds.Enter man of mystery,jewel dealer Ricardo Cortez who makes the purchase,leaves Paris on the Orient Express,and is followed by numerous people hoping to get their hands on the gems.The viewer must figure out just who is an actual thief/murderer or those who are on the side of the law in this delightfully fast-paced thriller.A trainload of wonderful Warner Brothers contract players(Mary Astor,Robert H.Barrat,John Wray,Irving Pichel,Dudley Digges,Ferdinand Gottschalk,etc.) and the always terrific direction of Robert Florey keep the suspense right on track.


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