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Midnight Club (1933)

Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful jewelry thieves, even unmasked to their victims, their perfect alibis making impossible for the Comissioner police to arrest them. ... See full summary »

Writers:

Leslie Charteris (screenplay), Seton I. Miller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clive Brook ... Colin Grant
George Raft ... Nick Mason
Helen Vinson ... Iris Whitney
Alison Skipworth ... Lady Barrett-Smythe
Guy Standing ... Commissioner Hope (as Sir Guy Standing)
Alan Mowbray ... Arthur Bradley
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... George Rubens
Forrester Harvey ... Thomas Roberts
Ethel Griffies ... The Duchess
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Elegant Colin Grant and his associates are successful jewelry thieves, even unmasked to their victims, their perfect alibis making impossible for the Comissioner police to arrest them. Things are running smoothly until Nick Mason enters the scene -and flirts with Colin's love interest. Written by BSK

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A Gentleman of Polite Society...A Figure of the Shadow World...Risking Lives for Loot and love! (Print Ad- Oakland tribune,((Oakland, Calif.)) 28 January 1934)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Nick Mason: Diamonds, Gorgeous.
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Soundtracks

In a Midnight Club
(uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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If Raffles had a club it would be The Midnight Club.
20 October 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Midnight Club is a place where British elite meet to eat and socialize otherwise. It's also the place where Clive Brook, a Raffles type character meets with his gang also of similar class stature, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Alan Mowbray, and the gang's alluring come-on Helen Vinson. She sure gives George Raft the come-on and how he comes.

Scotland Yard Inspector Sir Guy Standing is tearing the hair out of his head trying to catch Brook and his gang from pulling off a lot of society robberies of jewels and whatever else they can lay their hands. These people are upper crust with influence so Standing knows he has to catch them red handed.

And this is where American detective George Raft enters the picture. He's been brought over by Standing to go undercover as an American crook who's after the same scores that Brook is and then infiltrate the gang.

Alison Skipworth and Ethel Griffies play a pair of Brook's robbery victims and Skipworth does it in grand style. She'd actually give up her jewels quite willingly for a night with Brook whom she eyes like a prime cut at a butcher's shop.

As for Raft being an American detective is a role he fits comfortably into and does a good job. Vinson who is usually the man stealing other woman has both Brook and Raft interested in here and her part is a change for her.

Probably with a bit more character development we could get an updated version of the Midnight Club. It holds up well and even today's audiences would enjoy it.If


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Club de Minuit See more »

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1.37 : 1
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