The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)

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Ambrose C. Park (Red Skelton), left on a park bench as an infant with an impulsive need to find his parents, is an assistant to a diamond cutter. Shyster lawyer Remlick (James Whitmore), in... See full summary »


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  • Cara Williams in The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)
  • Red Skelton and James Whitmore in The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)
  • Connie Gilchrist and Red Skelton in The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)
  • Red Skelton and Cara Williams in The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)
  • Matt Moore, Red Skelton, and Cara Williams in The Great Diamond Robbery (1954)

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3 August 2016 | MartinHafer
8
| Well worth your time.
It's weird, but the full summary on this site for this film tells you exactly how the movie ends! Try NOT to read the summary!!!

Back in 1919, Ambrose Park (Red Skelton) was left on a bench in Central Park and his parents never returned--so he was raised in an orphanage. He is grown but has a compulsive need to find his parents and goes to the bench regularly...hoping they'll return. Some crooks learn about this and Ambrose's job as an assistant diamond cutter and they plan on exploiting it. They pose as his long-lost family and announce themselves to Ambrose. What he doesn't realize is that this is all a scheme to rob his boss of a super-valuable diamond and they'll then force Ambrose to cut it for them. Can Ambrose realize the ruse before it's too late?

While this is Skelton's last film for MGM (a studio he'd been with since 1940), this does not mean it's a bad one. On the contrary, too often Skelton was saddled with films that were jam-packed with song and dance numbers--something that was NOT his forte. He was a funny man...and here in "The Great Diamond Robbery" he's allowed to be funny...and is well supported with a funny supporting cast as his fake family. Well worth seeing and among Skelton's better films.

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