6.2/10
90
3 user 2 critic

When Thief Meets Thief (1937)

Jump for Glory (original title)
A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Harold French, Gordon McDonnell (novel) (as Gordon McDonell) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Cassie moves to New York and jumps from one job to another until she lands a modeling gig.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, Walter Byron
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true ...

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Mary Clare
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A rich old lady dies in bed and leaves all of her money to her recently adopted daughter, who is quickly accused and exonerated of her murder. But that most British of questions remains. Who dunnit? (1953; B&W)

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Oskar Homolka, Robert Urquhart, Yvonne Furneaux
No Exit (1936)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

For a bet a man attempts to hide his friend for a month. The police soon believe he has murdered him.

Director: Norman Lee
Stars: Valerie Hobson, Billy Milton, Robert Cochran
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey
Accused (1936)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tony Seymour and his partner, Gaby Ramarios are a dance team who perform an Apache specialty number, which ends with Tony, via a steel waistcoat with a scabbard arrangement, getting a knife... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dolores del Rio, Florence Desmond
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Francis Lederer, Ida Lupino, Hugh Herbert
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During the Napoleonic wars, a British Navy Captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Arlen) wants an ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, Richard Arlen
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Murder of a woman sparks a search for a killer.

Director: Albert Ray
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Mischa Auer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Ricky Morgan
Valerie Hobson ... Glory Howard aka Glory Fane
Alan Hale ... Jim Dial aka 'Col. Fane'
Edward Rigby ... Sanders
Barbara Everest Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Nolan
Jack Melford Jack Melford ... Thompson
Anthony Ireland ... Sir Timothy Haddon
Esme Percy ... Robinson
Basil Radford ... Defending Counsel
Leo Genn ... Prosecuting Counsel
Ian Fleming ... Coroner
Frank Birch Frank Birch ... Vicar
Roland Culver ... BBC Audition
Fred Duprez Fred Duprez
Henry B. Longhurst Henry B. Longhurst ... (as Henry Longhurst)
Edit

Storyline

A London cat burglar (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) falls for the girlfriend (Valerie Hobson) of a stockbroker (Alan Hale) who used to be his partner.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Thief Meets Thief See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Los Angeles Wednesday 16 November 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2), in New York City Tuesday 13 December 1949 on WABD (Channel 5), in Atlanta Wednesday 18 January 1950 on WSB (Channel 8), in Chicago Sunday 22 January 1950 on WGN (Channel 9), and in Boston Sunday 19 February 1950 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Ricky Morgan: What are you doing here?
Glory Fane: I'm not going through with the marriage.
Ricky Morgan: Oh ho - this is music to my ears!
See more »

Soundtracks

Concert Waltz in E
(uncredited)
Music by Moritz Moszkowski
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The skunk he really is
16 April 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Jump For Glory was the last film on the Fairbanks sabbatical in the United Kingdom before father and son returned to the USA. For the senior Douglas Fairbanks it was retirement, for the son he got a juicy part in Prisoner Of Zenda which led to many more.

This film finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., a cat burglar with a price on his head from the USA who is now in Monte Carlo where people are known to flaunt their wealth, the better to steal it. He runs into Valerie Hobson who is to be married to Alan Hale. He's a stockbroker, but Fairbanks knows him for the skunk he really is as he was his partner who left him holding the bag.

A quarter of a century later this same plot gambit would be used by Marlon Brando for One Eyed Jacks. It works out just about the same for Fairbanks as it does for Brando.

Fairbanks, Hale, and director Raoul Walsh were all over from America for this one. The rest of the cast is British players, among them Leo Genn whose unforgettable voice you'll hear as a Crown attorney in a courtroom scene.

The best film that Fairbanks did across the pond in the Thirties is Catherine The Great with Elizabeth Bergner. This one suffers from some botched editing, no doubt for television broadcast in the USA.

Maybe we'll see a restored version at some point and the film might get better.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed