Jewel Robbery
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Jewel Robbery
This imitation-Lubitsch romantic comedy stars William Powell as an elegant jewel thief plying his trade in Vienna. Powell's latest victim is bored baroness Kay Francis, who is much taken by the gentleman crook's handsomeness and poise. Since Francis is casting about for a new lover and newer thrills, Powell meets her qualifications, criminal or no. But the lady's husband (Henry Kolker) is not so easily charmed, and he sets about to bring Powell to justice. Jewel Robbery was based on a play by Ladislas Fodor, previously filmed in an Austrian version. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The erotic edge of looming danger, the sexual charge of a sure and confident touch, the thrilling distinction between true refinement and mere formality electrify this 1932 Hollywood drama ..."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Today, its potency persists undiminished: The film delights as more than mere escapism."
‑ Calum Marsh, Village Voice
"A poor imitation of Lubitsch's classic romance/comedy Trouble in Paradise."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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