Treachery on the High Seas (1938)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this crime drama, an insurance detective goes undercover to try to bring in a jewel thief. He poses as a gangster and joins a gang. They end up stealing his passport and leaving him unable to return to the US. To get back he must pose as a crewman aboard a ship. He then discovers the purloined gems have been replaced by fakes and falls in love with a female gang member. Eventually his love reforms her and she helps him solve the mystery. He in turn, saves her life.

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gangster, detective, impersonation, insurance, investigation, jewel-robbery, love, opal, rescue, robbery, undercover