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An under-cover detective lodges with a family as he tries to foil a gang of jewellery thieves.

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George Pearson

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Amy Kennedy Gould (by), Basil Mason (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Felix Aylmer ... Henry Nicholls
Evelyn Foster Evelyn Foster ... Mary Nicholls
Sally Gray ... Jean Nicholls
Maurice Evans ... Phillip Allen
Donald Wolfit ... Jack Barton
Wilfrid Caithness Wilfrid Caithness ... Inspector Smith (as Wilfred Caithness)
Percy Walsh Percy Walsh ... Mr Curtail
Ernest Jay Ernest Jay ... Huntley
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An under-cover detective lodges with a family as he tries to foil a gang of jewellery thieves.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1936 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This film's initial telecasts in the USA took place in New York City Friday 22 July 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Atlanta Sunday 31 July 1949 on WAGA (Channel 5), in Detroit Sunday 21 August 1949 on WWJ (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Sunday 18 September 1949 on KFI (Channel 9). Since this film had never been released theatrically in USA, these presentations also marked its USA premiere. See more »

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Master thief
27 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Kindly old Felix Aylmer lives in London with his two daughters Evelyn Foster and Sally Gray. They advertise for a lodger and they get one in Maurice Evans. But they don't know at first he's a Scotland Yard man going undercover. The daughters don't know that dear old dad is head of a gang of thieves.

One in said gang is Donald Wolfit who Evans already knows is a break in man. The idea is catch them with the goods.

Evans is eager, but a bit of a dunce. The gang keeps fooling him until the very end.

Interesting quota quickie from Great Britain with three player in their salad days.


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