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Thieves Fall Out (1941)

 -  Comedy  -  3 May 1941 (USA)
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Eddie Barnes, tired of being a nobody and living with his parents, decides to cash in his mother's legacy and use the money to buy a business. Unfortunately, Eddie's mother has to die ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Edward 'Eddie' Barnes
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Mary Matthews
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Grandma Allen
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Robert Barnes
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George Formsby
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Tim Gordon
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Chic Collins
Edward Brophy ...
Detective Rork
Minna Gombell ...
Ella Barnes
Vaughan Glaser ...
Charles Matthews
Nana Bryant ...
Martha Matthews
Edward Gargan ...
Detective Dudley Kane
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
David Tipton
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William B. Davidson ...
Harrison 'Harry' Eckles (as William Davidson)
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Eddie Barnes, tired of being a nobody and living with his parents, decides to cash in his mother's legacy and use the money to buy a business. Unfortunately, Eddie's mother has to die before the broker can collect the full value of the policy and the broker's gangster partner doesn't want to wait for nature to take its course. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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The original play opened in New York on 30 September 1938, with Alison Skipworth in the role of Grandma. It closed after 16 performances. See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
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From "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Variations in the score when Eddie and Mary marry
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This Has Numerous Plots Going At Once ...
26 June 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

... one of them is interesting. Nor do they all really mesh.

I have noticed that many of the movies falling into the "hicks nix sticks pix" type have rather complicated legal and financial transactions at their center. This one is about a legacy -- and how and why not to sell one.

How many people in 1941 knew what that even meant? Eddie Albert, always a likable performer, is the one who sells one. It's his mother's but there is a clause allowing for him to get money while she's still alive if he marries and ... Oh, forget it. That is another plot. He gets married.

He buys a company. He doesn't tell his father. He doesn't tell his father-in-law.

His grandmother, Jane Darwell, tries to help the young couple out. And she gets into quite a pickle herself.

This is neither fish nor fowl. It isn't especially funny. It isn't really romantic. And it's one of those movies in which gangsters are adorable bumbling and ostensibly cute.

As a post script, the two gangsters in question have a couple sequences that presage the two in "The Big Combo." I'm sure Anthony Quinn, who plays the boss, didn't know this. It may have been subliminal even. But it's there.


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