Jack of Diamonds (1967)

Genres - Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 1967 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Germany, USA, West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The success of several 1960s-era cat-burglar movies depended upon the suave and agreeable machinations of the film's antiheroic hero, as he stylishly worked to remove surplus wealth from the obscenely wealthy. That formula reaped a box-office bonanza, and here the producers are back with it again, with Jeff Hill (George Hamilton) learning the ropes of being a gentleman-thief from the redoubtable Ace of Diamonds (Joseph Cotton). Unfortunately, there is a reason these fine gents weren't cast in the original films, and despite good performances (and direction) all around, the magic just didn't strike this time. Three female movie stars (Carroll Baker, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Lilli Palmer) play themselves as the burglar's wealthy victims.

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robbery, capture, cat-burglar, confession [criminal], escape, jewel-robbery, mentor, opal, cat