Smash and Grab

Smash and Grab is a 1937 British comedy crime film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Jack Buchanan, Elsie Randolph, with Arthur Margetson and Anthony Holles.[1] The film was released in the United States as Larceny Street.[2] The film was shot at Pinewood Studios with sets designed by the art director Douglas Daniels.

Smash and Grab
Directed byTim Whelan
Produced byJack Buchanan
Written byRalph Spence (screenplay)
Jack Buchanan (scenario)
Tim Whelan (story)
StarringJack Buchanan
Elsie Randolph
Music byVan Phillips (uncredited)
CinematographyHenry Harris
Edited byFrederick Wilson
Jack Buchanan Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
  • 20 September 1937 (1937-09-20)
(London) (UK)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was followed by a sequel in 1939 The Gang's All Here with Buchanan reprising his role and Googie Withers starring as his wife.


Private detective John Forrest is hired by an insurance company to hunt down a criminal gang on a spree of smash and grab raids on London jewellers. Together with his wife Alice, he tracks the robbers to a Dublin barbershop that’s used for fencing the stolen gems.



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