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Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  24 January 1941 (USA)
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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.

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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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Remade as Love That Brute (1950) See more »

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Wishful Thinking
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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