The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne

The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne Release Date: May 28, 2014

The big screen documentary The Life And Crimes Of Doris Payne tell the story of a poor, single, black mother from segregated 1930s America who winds up as one of the world’s most notorious and successful jewel thieves. A glamorous 83-year-old, Doris Payne is as unapologetic today about the $2 million in jewels she’s stolen over a 60-year career as she was the day she stole her first carat. With Doris now on trial for the theft of a department store diamond ring, the film probes beneath her smile to uncover the secrets of her trade and what drove her to a life of crime. Stylized recreations, an extensive archive and candid interviews reveal how Doris Payne managed to jet-set her way into any Cartier or Tiffany’s from Monte Carlo to Japan and walk out with small fortunes.

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Starring: Alison Jackson
Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Kirk MarcolinaMatthew Pond

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