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A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1938 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stanley ...
Joe Downing ...
Bert Hanlon ...
Sad Sam


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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5 March 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bare et lite mord  »

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Several actors in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in this movie. These were (with their character names): William Worthington (Banker), Isabel La Mal (French Teacher), Al Bridge (Tony - Factory Worker) and John Harron (Freddie). See more »


When Remy drinks from the glass of beer from which Whitewood drank, there is inexplicably more beer in the glass. See more »


Remy Marco: Sure, I'm legit. I'm in favor of law and order. But you don't have to have it right in your own house, do you?
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My Melancholy Baby
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Ernie Burnett
Lyrics by George A. Norton
Sung by Harry Seymour, who also played the piano
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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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