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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 Gelsey (screen play), 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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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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Trivia

Based on the Hungarian play "Ekszerrablás a Váci-uccában" by Ladislas Fodor (copyrighted 26 Aug 1931) and on the following Broadway production: "Jewel Robbery" (1932); Comedy, adapted by Bertram Bloch; directed / produced by Paul Streger. Booth Theatre: 13 Jan 1932-Feb 1932 (closing date unknown/54 performances). Cast: Lionel Braham (as "Lenz"), Stuart Casey, Clarence Derwent (as "Franz"), Mary Ellis, Harold Johnsrud, Hazel Nagley, Eugene Powers, Frederick Roland, Louis M. Simon, Basil Sydney, Robert Vivian, Cora Witherspoon (as "Marianne"). See more »

Goofs

After the robbery, when the police are questioning the victims. All the men refer to the weapons used in the robbery as revolvers; when all the robbers carried automatics. See more »

Quotes

Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: You're not drinking?
Robber: You are my wine tonight.
Baroness Teri von Horhenfels: Oh, now, please. Can't you do better than that?
Robber: That was a bit shopworn. I confess.
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Connections

Remade as The Peterville Diamond (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear
(1932) (uncredited)
Written by Milton Ager, Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman and Edward G. Nelson
Played on a phonograph twice and often in the score
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A gem whose DVD release would be an act of kindness
27 August 2005 | by danielj_old999See all my reviews

This is a wonderful companion to TROUBLE IN PARADISE, also featuring the immortal and neglected Kay Francis; it features the great William Powell in one of his most unrivaled moments on screen. Another great one from Dieterle who also directed the American classic DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER, which was recently released on DVD. Be nice to see this other classic of his become available. I viewed this on TCM and was entranced by the sparkling dialog; I wondered again why this effect seems impossible to achieve nowadays - was it that so many of these early actors had honed their talents on the stage? I would like to see this released on a disc with HIGH PRESSURE, another early Powell.


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