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"The Great Gambini" (1937) is a comedy-mystery combo with some witty and sharp writing that features Akim Tamiroff in an intriguing title role. The mystery is a whodunnit. Who killed Marian Marsh's new husband-to-be, Roland Drew? Her old beau and still pursuer, John Trent, made threats that make him a suspect. Marsh and her father, Reginald Denny, can be placed at the scene, as can Drew's butler, Alan Birmingham. Akim Tamiroff predicted that Marsh and Trent would not be married the following day, which makes him a suspect. An unknown robber could have done it because the safe is open and the apartment a mess.
There's plenty of comedy provided by two policemen, William Demarest and Ed Brophy, who practically patented such roles. Denny's wife, Genevieve Tobin, is a talkative cross between Billie Burke and Gracie Allen.
Tamiroff is center stage for most of the movie and runs with it. Marsh is fine as a bull-headed young lady determined to marry the shady Drew and dump the straight-laced Trent. Denny, who is Tobin's third husband, has some nice barbs directed at her antics.
Pretty good second feature that is still fresh after 78 years.
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