Jewel Robbery

Synopsis: When a baroness is present during a robbery at a jewellers in Vienna, she finds the gang's debonair leader more attractive than either her husband or her lover.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director(s): William Dieterle
Production: Warner Home Video
68 min

Gentlemen, I have the honor

to present Professor Bauman

of the Vienna institute

of electric research.

Good morning, Professor!

Professor Bauman

is the inventor

of the invisible electric ray

burglar alarm system,

which we have

just installed.

We are going to make

some tests,

so please ignore any alarm

signals which you may hear.

- Thank you, Professor.

- Thank you. Thank you.

- You must know, gentlemen...

- Please.

...that our

burglar-proof system

is the most perfect

and unusual

that has yet been designed

by modern science.

Now, in here,

this little bulb --

- where?

- Where?

- Here. - Oh!

- Oh!

You see?

This little bulb

flashes an electric ray

through this tube,

right into a mirror,

which is hidden here.

- How interesting.

- Back there?

From here, it is reflected

into a second mirror,

which is placed

over there.

There is nothing

to reveal its presence

even to the most skillful

professional burglar

because the electric ray

is invisible to the naked eye.

Uh, just a moment,


I do not wish

to be disturbed.

Anyone attempting to cross

the line would break the ray,

the police siren

would sound,

and the invisible

flash light

would illuminate

the entire store

with a flood

of piercing light.

I'm sorry, but this is

very important, sir!

- It can wait.

- It can't wait!

I'm terribly sorry,

Professor. Go ahead.

And so, before a thief could

even approach your vault,

the alarm would sound.

Phenomenal! Splendid!

Ah, yes, let us extinguish

the lights,

and I will demonstrate

the system.

- But it's too late!

- What's too late?

The store

has just been robbed!


Madame is awake.

Hurry. Hurry.

Come! Come!

Hurry! Hurry!

Come on. Go on.

Whoop! Whoop!

Ooh, Dee Dee Dee

Dee Dee

Dee, boo

Ohh! My soap!


Why, hello, Teri.

Good morning, Marianne.


Afternoon is more like it.

What's the latest news?

Another one of those

sensational jewel robberies.

- Not Hollanders?

- No -- Straussberger's.

"The fashionable

Straussberger's jewelry shop

"in Ringstrasse

was the scene this morning

"of the latest

jewel robbery.

"The thief, described

as a distinguished young man

"of fashionable appearance,

"works with a Polish

absolutely foreign

to usual

underworld methods."

Oh, my dear, don't give me

a shock like that again.

What is it, Teri?

Just as I had my finger

beautifully prepared

for the excelsior diamond,

I had visions

of it being carried away

by a band of criminals.

- The excelsior?

- Diamond --

the one that you and I went

into such raptures about.

- Franz is giving it to me.

- Oh, my dear!

He's meeting me

at Hollanders at 5:00.

I want you

to come along.

- The famous excelsior diamond!

- Yes!

Imagine having a husband

like yours,

who would gladly spend a fortune

just to make you happy.

You are a lucky girl,


- Don't you think so?

- I did think so.

For a month, marriage

was thrilling and exciting.

- Then it became dull.

- What?

Unbearably dull.

Good gracious!

Married to 8 millions?

Aged 55,

with chronic gout.

- Please.

- Turn over.

No, thank you.

But for your lovers,

you may have your choice --

cabinet ministers, diplomats,

men of affairs.

When a man achieves

the distinction

of a red sash

across his shirtfront,

his chest, my dear, is the most

important part of his anatomy.

But the young attachs

of the diplomatic corps,

the military cadets --

are all thinking

too much of their future

to risk making love to the wife

of a man of Franz's importance.

Oh, for a knight who will

come riding in full armor,

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