JEWEL ROBBERY
1932, Warner Bros., 68 min, USA, Dir: William Dieterle

William Powell (THE THIN MAN films) stars as a debonair thief who steals both gems and hearts in this romantic crime comedy based on the play "Ekszerrablás a Váci-uccában" by Ladislas Fodor. Bored Baroness Teri von Horhenfels (Kay Francis) is on the prowl for a new lover when she witnesses a jewelry store robbery and decides the head of the gang (Powell) will be her next prey. She casts aside her current amour, but her husband (Henry Kolker) will not surrender so easily: He dedicates himself to putting The Robber behind bars.


HIT THE DECK
1929, Warner Bros., 103 min, USA, Dir: Luther Reed

This adaptation of the popular Broadway musical was one of the most expensive films of its day, and included a couple of Technicolor sequences. Jack Oakie stars as Bilge, a sailor who crosses paths with the lovely Looloo (Polly Walker) while he’s on shore leave. One of Oakie’s favorite films, HIT THE DECK was considered lost for decades before a 35mm print surfaced in the Warner Bros. vault.


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