Arsène Lupin Returns (1938)
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MGM's Arsène Lupin Returns and he's turned into Melvyn Douglas! The best part of the first film, six years prior, was the participation of the Barrymore brothers, so they are missed, but Douglas acquits himself well enough as the retired gentleman thief who has to investigate a copy cat before the police or an interested American detective follow the leads to him. In the first film, brothers playing against each other was part of the game, so maybe that's why Warren William's G-Man has the same basic look, but at times, it feels like every man in the movie has the same mustache. The mystery of who is impersonating Arsène Lupin doesn't feel like much of a driving force, nor does the seeming romantic rivalry between the two leads amount to anything, but the film has a good finish, a likeable female star in Virginia Bruce, and a decent comedy double act in E.E. Clive and Nat Pendleton. When Lupin has cute animals in his arms... take a drink!
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