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Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)

Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

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Judy Miller
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Mrs. Winnie Sage
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Frosty Welch
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Pretty Willie Williams
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Detroit Harry Morrison Jr.
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Puffy
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Quentin, the Butler
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Louie
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Biff Sage
Frank Bruno ...
Chick - Driver / Gunman
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Gunman
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Dawn
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Alfredo Herrera
Charles D. Brown ...
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Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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gangster | chicago illinois | See All (2) »

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24 January 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ready, Willing and Beautiful  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Remade as Love That Brute (1950) in which 'Cesar Romero' also appeared, albeit in the supporting role that Sheldon Leonard plays here. See more »

Connections

References Young Dr. Kildare (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Ma! I Done It Again
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
Copyright 1940 Twentieth Century Music Corporation
Sung by Virginia Gilmore
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Cesar Romero and Sheldon Leonard brighten up good gangster comedy...
15 November 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

CESAR ROMERO is the TALL, DARK AND HANDSOME gent in the title role with VIRGINIA GILMORE, MILTON BERLE, SHELDON LEONARD and CHARLOTTE GREENWOOD in good supporting roles.

The story started seeming familiar to me when I realized it was remade in the '50s as LOVE THAT BRUTE with Paul Douglas and Jean Peters.

The real scene stealer here is STANLEY CLEMENTS, the tough little guy whom Romero gets to pose as his son in order to hire Gilmore as the governess for his "children." The story is completely unpredictable with a wacky sense of humor and some clever plot twists.

It's briskly directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and was a surprise hit at the box-office, even nabbing a nomination for Best Original Script. Plenty of humorous lines and situations, even if none of it is quite believable. A fun film to watch around the holidays.


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