Jewel Robbery 12A

Sat 17 Dec, 5.30pm



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Director: William Dieterle

Cast: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson

Year: 1932

Duration: 68 mins

Certificate: 12A

“In the morning, a cocktail. In the afternoon, a man.”

A lean little ode to drugs, sex and diamonds starring veteran screen pair William Powell and Kay Francis as a gentleman thief and the posh Viennese lady who falls for him.

Casually wreathing its characters in marijuana smoke and unbashedly mentioning their extramarital affairs, the Warnes Brothers tagline for the film teased "He stole her jewels... but that's not all."

Film writers and critics Pamela Hutchinson and Christina Newland present some of Hollywood’s most risqué films (all brand new remasters courtesy of Park Circus and Warner Bros.) made before the 1930's Hays code was enforced in Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken.