Crackerjack (October 1, 1938)

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Charles Heslop and Tom Walls in Crackerjack
 

Released on October 1, 1938: An English gentleman burgler steals from the wealthy to fund charity, but a French girl who used to be in the Secret Service may discover his identity.

Produced by Edward Black

Directed by Albert de Courville

The Actors: Tom Walls (Jack Drake), Lilli Palmer (Baroness Von Haltz), Noel Madison (Sculpie), Leon M. Lion (Hambro Golding), Edmund Breon (Tony Davenport), Jack Lester (Sculpie henchman Boyne), Charles Heslop (Burdge, Drake's secretary), H.G. Stoker (Scotland Yard Superintendent Benting), Henry B. Longhurst (Police Inspector Lunt), Ethel Griffies (Annie, Baroness Von Haltz's maid), Edmund D'Alby (Sculpie henchman Lug), Muriel George (Mrs. Humbold), Andreas Malandrinos (hotel manager Ducet), Fewlass Llewellyn (Weller, orphanage secretary), Hal Walters (Smithy), Burton Pierce (himself, tap dancer), Hugh Dempster (Wally Astell), Cyril Chamberlain (unknown), Margaret Davidge (unknown), Tony De Lungo (unknown), Pam Downing (girl sliding down banister), Victor Fairley (unknown), Bobby Gail (unknown), Charles Hiller (unknown), Robert Nainby (unknown), Tarva Penna (unknown), Michael Shepley (Wally Astell's photo in the newspaper), Beatrice Varley (unknown), Jack Vyvian (unknown)

 

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The Burgler, the Gangsters, Scotland Yard and the Lady

If you are a longtime fan of classic movies and we are talking good-guy burglar romantic comedy, you will probably mention the 1955 movie with Cary Grant as the debonair cat burglar with Grace Kelly as the wealthy woman who discovers his identity and falls in love with him. In that movie Cary Grant is no longer a burglar and has gone straight even though no one believes him. In my humble opinion, there is only one way to top that story, but it could not be done in Hollywood . . . . You see, in the U.S. motion picture industry the censors’ guidelines were very strict for story plots and details down to the length of an onscreen kiss (no more than three seconds). Wouldn’t it be amazing if the burglar who could outwit the coppers wasn’t retired? Wouldn’t it be amazing if he was smart enough to continue robbing the rich. . . . Could any burglar get away with that? The burglar needs to be ‘perfect’ every time, but the cops only need to get one lucky break to capture him . . . But of course if he is retired there is no one to catch. . . Leave it to the Brits to craft a modern day Robin Hood burglar that will have us all hoping that he succeeds forever . . . Leave it to the Brits to weave a story with Scotland Yard, our Robin Hood burglar, a beautiful French girl who used to be in the Secret Service, and a band of gangsters . . . Leave it to the Brits to bring just the right amount of comedy, romance and crime suspense that will have us ignoring the ring of our phone or the knock on the door. . . . But remember that even British motion pictures from this era had to pass the eyes of censors . . . . Can the burglar successfully evade Scotland Yard for the entire movie? . . . When you get deeply into the plot of the story you will surely ignore the ringing phone and the knock at the door . . . Nothing will be more important than to see what happens next . . . Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter on it and enjoy the show.

Tom Walls and Lilli Palmer
Tom Walls and Lilli Palmer
Andreas Malandrinos
Andreas Malandrinos
Charles Heslop and Tom Walls
Charles Heslop and Tom Walls
Charles Heslop and Tom Walls
Charles Heslop and Tom Walls
Charles Heslop and Tom Walls
Charles Heslop and Tom Walls
Charles Heslop
Charles Heslop
Edmund Breon and Henry B. Longhurst
Edmund Breon and Henry B. Longhurst
Edmund Breon and Noel Madison
Edmund Breon and Noel Madison
Edmund Breon
Edmund Breon
Ethel Griffies
Ethel Griffies
Ethel Griffies and Lilli Palmer
Ethel Griffies and Lilli Palmer
Ethel Griffies
Ethel Griffies
Ethel Griffies
Ethel Griffies
Fewlass Llewellyn and Tom Walls
Fewlass Llewellyn and Tom Walls
H.G. Stoker and Henry B. Longhurst
H.G. Stoker and Henry B. Longhurst
H.G. Stoker and Lilli Palmer
H.G. Stoker and Lilli Palmer
H.G. Stoker
H.G. Stoker
Henry B. Longhurst
Henry B. Longhurst
Jack Lester
Jack Lester
Jack Lester
Jack Lester
Leon M. Lion
Leon M. Lion
Leon M. Lion and Edmund Breon
Leon M. Lion and Edmund Breon
Leon M. Lion
Leon M. Lion
Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer, H.G. Stoker and Tom Walls
Lilli Palmer, H.G. Stoker and Tom Walls
Lilli Palmer and Tom Walls
Lilli Palmer and Tom Walls
Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
Muriel George and Tom Walls
Muriel George and Tom Walls
Muriel George
Muriel George
Noel Madison
Noel Madison
Noel Madison and Edmund Breon
Noel Madison and Edmund Breon
Noel Madison, Edmund D'Alby, Jack Lester and Edmund Breon
Noel Madison, Edmund D'Alby, Jack Lester and Edmund Breon
Noel Madison and Leon M. Lion
Noel Madison and Leon M. Lion
Noel Madison
Noel Madison
Noel Madison
Noel Madison
Tom Walls
Tom Walls
Tom Walls and Charles Heslop
Tom Walls and Charles Heslop
Tom Walls and Edmund Breon
Tom Walls and Edmund Breon at the masquerade party
Tom Walls and Lilli Palmer
Tom Walls and Lilli Palmer
Tom Walls and Lilli Palmer
Tom Walls and Lilli Palmer
Tom Walls and Noel Madison
Tom Walls and Noel Madison
Tom Walls
Tom Walls
Tom Walls
Tom Walls
Tom Walls in disguise
Tom Walls in disguise
Tom Walls with the pearls
Tom Walls with the pearls
Tom Walls
Tom Walls