Arsène Lupin ★★★

The Duke d Charmerace, also known as the famed jewel thief Arsene Lupin, matches wits against wiley French detective Guerchard.

The character of gentleman thief Arsene Lupin originated in a French short story of 1905. The author Maurice Leblanc wrote the play on which the film is based, performed on Broadway in 1909. Despite the creaky aspects of the plot, the film is amusing, mostly due to the presence of John (Lupin) and Lionel (Guerchard) Barrymore who obviously enjoyed working together.