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A Slight Case of Murder
(1938)

Country: USA

Genre: Comedy, Crime

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Synopsis

With the end of Prohibition, bootlegger Remy Marco (Edward G. Robinson in a spoof of his own gangster image) decides to become a legitimate brewer. To show that he's now a public benefactor, he visits the local orphanage and adopts an orphan (14-year-old Bobby Jordan). Despite such displays of virtue, however, he slowly goes broke because the beer he manufactures tastes terrible - but everyone is afraid to tell him so! With banks preparing to foreclose on his brewery, he retreats to his Saratoga summer home, only to find the bodies of four dead mobsters (who meant to ambush him, but were killed by a confederate whom they meant to betray). When his daughter comes home with a fiancé who turns out to be a state cop, he begins to worry about the four hard-to-explain corpses in his home!

Notes

  • Based on the 1935 play of the same name by Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay
  • Remade in 1952 as "Stop, You're Killing Me"
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Cast

  • Edward G. Robinson
    (Remy Marco)
  • Jane Bryan
    (Mary Marco)
  • Allen Jenkins
    (Mike)
  • Ruth Donnelly
    (Nora Marco)
  • Willard Parker
    (Dick Whitewood)
  • Bobby Jordan
    (Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom)
  • John Litel
    (Mr. Post, a Banker)
  • Edward Brophy
    (Lefty)
  • Harold Huber
    (Giuseppe 'Gip')
  • Eric Stanley
    (Mr. Ritter, a Banker)
  • Paul Harvey
    (Mr. Whitewood)
  • Raymond Butler
    (Orphan)
  • Charles Flickinger
    (Orphan - uncredited)
  • Elwyn Hoffman
    (Orphan - uncredited)
  • Donald Hull
    (Orphan - uncredited)
  • Leonard Kibrick
    (Orphan - uncredited)
  • Jackie Salling
    (Orphan - uncredited)
  • Robert Winkler
    (Orphan - uncredited)
  • Tommy Bupp
    (Freckle-Faced Kid - uncredited)

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