The Rat (1937 film)
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|Directed by||Jack Raymond|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by||Hans Rameau (as Hans Gulder Rameau)
Miles Malleson (dialogue)
|Based on||the play by Ivor Novello & Constance Collier|
|Music by||Anthony Collins|
|Cinematography||Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)|
|Edited by||Peggy Hennessey|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures (UK)|
|10 November 1937 (London) (UK)|
The Rat is a 1937 British drama film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Anton Walbrook, Ruth Chatterton, and René Ray. It is based on the play The Rat by Ivor Novello which had previously been made into a 1925 film The Rat starring Novello. It was made at Denham Studios by Herbert Wilcox Productions.
Infamous Parisian jewel thief Jean Boucheron, known as 'the Rat', attracts the fancy of socialite Zelia de Chaumont, mistress of a South American millionaire. She intends to reform 'the Rat', but he's only interested in relieving her of her pearls.
- Anton Walbrook as Jean Boucheron, 'the Rat'
- Ruth Chatterton as Zelia de Chaumont
- René Ray as Odile Verdier
- Beatrix Lehmann as Marguerite
- Mary Clare as Mere Colline
- Felix Aylmer as Prosecuting Counsel
- Hugh Miller as Luis Stets
- Gordon McLeod as Caillard
- Frederick Culley as Judge
- Nadine March as Rose
- George Merritt Pierre Verdier
- Leo Genn as Defending Counsel
- Fanny Wright as Therese
- Bob Gregory as Albert
- Ivan Wilmot as Peter
- J.H. Roberts as Butler
- Betty Marsden as Zelia's Maid
- Aubrey Mallalieu as The Jeweller
- "The Rat (1937)". BFI.
- "The Rat (1925) - Graham Cutts - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
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