The Rat (1937 film)

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The Rat
"The Rat" (1937).jpg
Directed by Jack Raymond
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Written by Hans Rameau (as Hans Gulder Rameau)
Romney Brent
Marjorie Gaffney
Miles Malleson (dialogue)
Based onthe play by Ivor Novello & Constance Collier
Starring Ruth Chatterton
Anton Walbrook
Music by Anthony Collins
Cinematography Freddie Young (as F.A. Young)
Edited by Peggy Hennessey
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures (UK)
Release date
10 November 1937 (London) (UK)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Rat is a 1937 British drama film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Anton Walbrook, Ruth Chatterton, and René Ray. [1] It is based on the play The Rat by Ivor Novello which had previously been made into a 1925 film The Rat starring Novello. [2] 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.


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