The Rat

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.

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    contentLocation Paris
    director Jack Raymond
    editor Peggy Hennessey
    genre crime drama
    keywords jewel thief south american
    musicBy Anthony Collins
    producer Herbert Wilcox
    productionCompany Herbert Wilcox Productions
    publisher RKO Radio Pictures
    theme silent