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Year
1932
Runtime
84 min.
Director
Jack Conway
Genres
Romance, Mystery
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
406
Checks
70
Favs
5
Dislikes
0
Favs/checks
7.1% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
5:0
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In 1932's breezy caper about gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, they have John Barrymore playing opposite his own brother Lionel as the detective inspector, and I don't know if that's supposed to be a meta joke or what. They look alike, naturally, and then there's this whole bit where Lupin frames Guerchard for BEING Lupin, so I'm thinking maybe it is. Nice cat and mouse game throughout, with Lupin dominating, of course, but the inspector still getting too close to victory for comfort. The material is supported by a comic touch, plenty of wit, and a pre-code (ooh-la-la!) romance with a Russian countess who may not be what she seems, making for an overall entertaining package. If I have a complaint, it's that this is more or less an end of career Lupin story, and we jump into it in medias res. The relationships are quickly established, but it still feels cursory. Had we boarded earlier in the time line, MGM might have been able to make a short series with Barrymores. It was a different time... 2 years 11 months ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    The Barrymore's are marvelous pitted against each other. There are some funny moments that make it worth a watch. 7 years 7 months ago
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