Smash and Grab

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Smash and Grab
"Smash and Grab" (1937).jpg
Directed by Tim Whelan
Produced by Jack Buchanan
Written by Ralph Spence (screenplay)
Jack Buchanan (scenario)
Tim Whelan (story)
Starring Jack Buchanan
Elsie Randolph
Music by Van Phillips (uncredited)
Cinematography Henry Harris
Edited by Frederick Wilson
Jack Buchanan Productions
Distributed by General Film Distributors
Release date
  • 20 September 1937 (1937-09-20)
(London) (UK)
Running time
73 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Smash and Grab is a 1937 British comedy crime film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph, with Arthur Margetson and Anthony Holles.[1] The film was released in the U.S. as Larceny Street.[2] It was followed by a sequel in 1939 The Gang's All Here with Buchanan reprising his role and Googie Withers starring as his wife.


Private detective John Forrest is hired by an insurance company to hunt down a criminal gang on a spree of smash and grab raids on London jewellers. Together with his wife Alice, he tracks the robbers to a barbershop that’s used for fencing the stolen gems.



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