Arsène Lupin Returns

Arsène Lupin Returns is a 1938 American mystery film directed by George Fitzmaurice and written by James Kevin McGuinness, Howard Emmett Rogers, and George Harmon Coxe. The film stars Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Warren William, John Halliday, Nat Pendleton, and Monty Woolley. The film was released on February 25, 1938 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

Arsène Lupin Returns
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice
Produced byJohn W. Considine Jr.
Screenplay byJames Kevin McGuinness
Howard Emmett Rogers
George Harmon Coxe
Story byJames Kevin McGuinness
Howard Emmett Rogers
George Harmon Coxe
Based onL’Aiguille creuse ("The Hollow Needle")
1909 novel
by Maurice Leblanc
StarringMelvyn Douglas
Virginia Bruce
Warren William
John Halliday
Nat Pendleton
Monty Woolley
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byBen Lewis
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • February 25, 1938 (1938-02-25)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States


After being asked to resign from the FBI, a publicity hungry detective goes into private business. His first job is to protect a very precious jewel belonging to the Grissac family, which is subject to a failed robbery attempt in New York City. When he was accompanying the Grissacs back to France, he encounters a friend of the family Rene Farrand, who he rapidly comes to suspect is the master thief Arsène Lupin, someone believed to have been killed several years before.



  1. ^ "Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Arsene Lupin Returns". TV Guide. Retrieved November 24, 2014.


  • Backer, Ron. Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood. McFarland, 2012.

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