She is the smartest crook in England, and she has just met the dumbest Inspector from Scotland Yard. She is Genevieve Tobin, as master criminal Kate Westhanger, and he is Jack Hulbert, as Inspector Mike Pemberton. I am only on the third sentence and I must try to correct the first one. When I say that Jack Hulbert as Inspector Pemberton is the dumbest copper . . . I don't mean like Peter Sellers as the Pink Panther . . . . And I don't mean that he is always a day late and a dollar short like many movie cops are portrayed . . . How can I explain the personality of this Inspector . . . . He is . . . well . . . He is Jack Hulbert . . . If you haven't seen enough of his movies to know his personality, after watching this adventure click on his name in the list of actors and check out a couple more of his movies. When Inspector Pemberton visits Lord Flamborough to investigate a missing cigarette lighter he tries to question the Lord's secretary, who turns out to be Kate, England's master criminal, head of a gang of thieves that numbers ten devious men. Pemberton is like a school-boy as he fawns over Kate, and even after he discovers that she is the head of a criminal gang, he declares his love for her. He pleads with her to quit the crime racket and go straight, but she rebuffs him and assures him that she enjoys her side of the law much better than his side of the law. Inspector Pemberton smiles and lovingly tells Kate that he will foil the big job she is planning, even though he has no clue what it is. As Kate continues planning the biggest gold heist in history, Pemberton keeps intruding into her life, and this guy isn't as clueless as many old movies paint Scotland Yard's finest . . . But he will not discover her devilishly clever plan until it is too late . . . Kate and her men have hijacked the whole train full of gold bullion and have disappeared completely after roaring down the track. Will Pemberton find the train full of gold and his heart-throb Kate before she vanishes from the country? Will her henchmen double-cross her as Pemberton has warned they would and leave her out in the cold? Will Kate and Pemberton somehow get together before the last frame of the movie, or will Kate be captured and sent to prison with her ten men? Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.
Director: Reginald Denham
Stars: Jack Hulbert, Genevieve Tobin, Noel Madison