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A Slight Case of Murder (26-Feb-1938)

Director: Lloyd Bacon

Writers: Earl Baldwin; Joseph Schrank

From a play: A Slight Case of Murder by Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay

Music and Lyrics by: M. K. Jerome; Jack Scholl

Keywords: Crime/Comedy

Bootlegger Remy Marco tries to go legitimate after Prohibition, but not being a drinker himself he never realizes his product is absolute swill, successful only because of strong-arm tactics. Four years on, business is not so good. On the bright side, Remy's daughter is getting married (though to a state trooper), and they head over to their vacation house, but another gang is hiding there and there are some corpses about. Good 1930s comedy, though showing its age.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Brophy
27-Feb-1895 27-May-1960 The Last Hurrah
Ruth Donnelly
17-May-1896 17-Nov-1982 A Slight Case of Murder
Margaret Hamilton
9-Dec-1902 16-May-1985 Wicked Witch of the West
Paul Harvey
10-Sep-1882 5-Dec-1955 American character actor
Allen Jenkins
9-Apr-1900 20-Jul-1974 American character actor
John Litel
30-Dec-1892 3-Feb-1972 Two Dollar Bettor
Edward G. Robinson
12-Dec-1893 26-Jan-1973 Key Largo


Edward G. Robinson   ...   Remy Marco
Jane Bryan   ...   Mary Marco
Allen Jenkins   ...   Mike
Ruth Donnelly   ...   Nora Marco
Willard Parker   ...   Dick Whitewood
John Litel   ...   Post
Edward Brophy   ...   Lefty
Harold Huber   ...   Giuseppe
Eric Stanley   ...   Ritter
Paul Harvey   ...   Mr. Whitewood
Bobby Jordan   ...   Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom
Joe Downing   ...   Innocence
Margaret Hamilton   ...   Mrs. Cagie
George E. Stone   ...   Kirk
Bert Hanlon   ...   Sad Sam
Jean Benedict   ...   Remy's Secretary
Harry Seymour   ...   The Singer
Betty Compson   ...   Loretta
Joe Caites   ...   No-Nose Cohen
George Lloyd   ...   Little Dutch
John Harmon   ...   Blackhat Gallagher
Duke York   ...   Champ
Pat Daly   ...   Pete Ryan
Harry Tenbrook   ...   The Stranger


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