Enter Arsene Lupin


1h 12m 1944

Film Details

Also Known As
Arsene Lupin
Release Date
Nov 24, 1944
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by Maurice Leblanc.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,463ft

Synopsis

The French gentleman thief Arsene Lupin steals a priceless emerald from heiress Stacie Kanares while en route to Paris on the Orient Express , only to return it to the beautiful young lady upon meeting her. Learning that Stacie is bound for London, Arsene changes his travel plans and goes to England, much to the chagrin of Dubose, his valet. Upon his arrival in London, Arsene steals both Rembrandt's Laughing Girl and the Whitby Psalter , putting both Scotland Yard and French police detective Ganimard on his tail. Ganimard traces the elusive Arsene through his purchase of a rare case of wine, determining that he is at a cottage near Wainbridge Manor, Stacie's country estate. Stacie lives with her cousins, Charles and Bessie Seagrave, and Arsene quickly deduces that the debt-ridden Seagraves are trying to kill Stacie for her inheritance. In order to make Stacie a less attractive target for her cousins, Arsene decides to steal the emerald once again. After handcuffing Ganimard to his car, Arsene breaks into Wainbridge and steals the emerald, only to be discovered by Stacie as he attempts to leave. He then professes his love for her, but she doubts his sincerity after finding the emerald in his pocket. Arsene is arrested by Ganimard as he attempts to leave, but is cleared of all charges when Stacie returns the emerald to the safe. After arranging Ganimard's false arrest, Arsene rushes back to Wainbridge just in time to save Stacie from certain death. The Seagraves are arrested, and Arsene and Stacie agree to meet in Athens. As a sign of trust, Stacie places the emerald in Arsene's pocket, which inadvertently leads to the thief's arrest.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arsene Lupin
Release Date
Nov 24, 1944
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the character created by Maurice Leblanc.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,463ft

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Notes

The working title of this film was Arsene Lupin. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, in May 1994 Universal made a deal with M-G-M to use the "Arsene Lupin" character and title. This was the American film debut of Hungarian actor Charles Korvin, who had previously appeared on the Broadway stage. Korvin, whose real first name was Geza, was listed in Hollywood Reporter production charts and news items as "George Korvin." For more information on other films based on Leblanc's character, see the entry for the 1932 M-G-M film Arséne Lupin (see AFI Catalog of Feature Film, 1931-40; F3.0170).