The Solitaire Man (1933)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 22, 1933 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a story by Bela and Samuel Spewack, Solitaire Man stars Herbert Marshall as Oliver Lane, a "diamond expert" (read: master jewel thief). During a plane flight across the English channel, Lane becomes aware that practically every member of his gang plans to double-cross him -- not that the crooks trust one another any more than they trust their boss. Even detective Wallace (Lionel Atwill), assigned to keep tabs on Lane, turns out to be a double-crossing scoundrel. Under the circumstances, Lane becomes the film's hero by default. Practically the only person worth caring about in the story is heroine Helen (Elizabeth Allen) -- and one has one's doubts about her.

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aerial, multiple-murder, murder, smuggling