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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Virginia Gilmore ...
Judy Miller
Charlotte Greenwood ...
Mrs. Winnie Sage
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Frosty Welch
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Pretty Willie Williams
Stanley Clements ...
Detroit Harry Morrison Jr.
Frank Jenks ...
Puffy
Barnett Parker ...
Quentin, the Butler
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Louie
Paul Hurst ...
Biff Sage
Frank Bruno ...
Chick - Driver / Gunman
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Gunman
Marion Martin ...
Dawn
Leon Belasco ...
Alfredo Herrera
Charles D. Brown ...
District Attorney
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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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Comedy | Crime

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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 »

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Remade as Love That Brute (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Alive And Kickin'
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
Copyright 1940 Twentieth Century Music Corporation
Sung by Charlotte Greenwood
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A gangster with a heart
14 March 2009 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This 1941 film was shown recently at a local cable channel. Not having seen it before, we took a chance that paid off in many surprising ways. H. Bruce Humberstone directed one of his best films in this enjoyable comedy about gangsters in Chicago. The movie was written by Karl Tunberg and Darrell Ware. The film has a lot going for it.

Best of all was Cesar Romero, as Shep Morrison, he had one of the best roles of his career. He was a versatile man, as he proves with his take on the Chicago mobster with qualities that endeared to many, even his enemies. Virginia Gilmore plays Shep's love interest. A real surprise was Sheldon Leonard, playing a type for whom he was famous in the film industry. Also on hand the great Charlotte Greenwood and Milton Berle in a small part plus a great supporting cast.

This is a light comedy to enjoy by all ages.


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