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Secrets of the French Police (1932)

Passed | | Crime | 2 December 1932 (USA)
A burglar is recruited to aid the police in finding his kidnapped girlfriend, a lovely but impoverished flower girl. Meanwhile, a deranged Russian emigre has been claiming that his ward is ... See full summary »

Director:

A. Edward Sutherland (as Edward Sutherland)

Writers:

Samuel Ornitz (screen play), Robert Tasker (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Gwili Andre ... Eugenie Dorain
Gregory Ratoff ... Han Moloff
Frank Morgan ... François St. Cyr
John Warburton ... Leon Renault
Rochelle Hudson ... K-31
Christian Rub ... Anton Dorain
Murray Kinnell ... Bertillon
Arnold Korff ... Grand Duke Maxim
Kendall Lee Kendall Lee ... Rena Harka
Lucien Prival ... Lomzoi
Guido Trento Guido Trento ... Count de Marsay
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A burglar is recruited to aid the police in finding his kidnapped girlfriend, a lovely but impoverished flower girl. Meanwhile, a deranged Russian emigre has been claiming that his ward is actually Princess Anastasia, last survivor of the Tsar's family--but she seems to behave strangely in the presence of flowers. Written by David S. Smith

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This marble image that was once a living form. See more »

Genres:

Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A francia rendőrség titka See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Smoke 'em if you got 'em
4 October 2002 | by SycotronSee all my reviews

My favorite moments in this film are:

  • While the Inspector awaits the results of an examination of cigarette ash found at a crime scene he stands a few feet away from this delicate process, smoking his own cigarette dropping who knows how much ash.


  • At a murder scene he once again lights up a cigarette and even flicks his spent match onto the floor.


With this kind of law enforcement it's a wonder France didn't descend into criminal anarchy.


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