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A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 March 1938 (USA)
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Former bootlegger Remy Marco has a slight problem with forclosing bankers, a prospective son-in-law, and four hard-to-explain corpses.

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Remy Marco, Prohibition beer baron, figures he'll do even better after repeal. Only trouble is, his beer tastes terrible. (He drinks no beer himself and nobody dares tell him). Four years later, when he's about bankrupt, he visits his summer home in Saratoga, complete with: 1) a dead-end-kid orphan; 2) his daughter's fiance...a state trooper!, 3) the bodies of four gangsters who planned to ambush Remy but had a shootout; 4) half a million in loot they hid in the house...just the amount Remy needs to get out of hock. The comic confusion mounts... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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High finance teaches a racketeer new tactics !

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Comedy | Crime

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5 March 1938 (USA)  »

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 11 September 1935 and closed in October 1935 after 69 performances. The opening night cast included John Harrington as Remy Marco and Georgia Caine as Nora Marco. Future screen star 'José Ferrer (I)' played a Policeman. See more »

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The name of Robinson's character is spelled "Marko" throughout the movie on signs, on his beer, on his office door, and by the character himself, but the name is spelled "Marco" in the closing credits. See more »

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Remy Marco: But first I want you to meet some of the folks and have a little fun, you know. They're old friends of mine... great people!
Mr. Whitewood: I've met some of them already.
Remy Marco: Yeah?
Mr. Whitewood: Some rather whimsical ones.
Remy Marco: Who? Oh... , the only one who sings here is the singer. Never studied a note in his life.
Mr. Whitewood: Yes, I can hear that.
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Version of Stop, You're Killing Me (1952) See more »

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Kinderszenen: Träumerei, Op.15
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
Played when the Marcos check whether their charge is asleep
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Cute 30's Flick
30 April 2003 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

This clever spoof has bosses, mugs, dames, robbers, state troopers--and corpses galore. Everything needed for a neat crime take-off.

Edward G. Robinson has great fun heading a stable of fine character actors from the late 30's in this surprise black and white treat, directed by Lloyd Bacon.

Just be on guard for what's stashed under the upstairs bed--not to mention what's hiding in the closet!


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