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Larceny, Inc. (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 2 May 1942 (USA)
Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers...

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Denny Costello
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Jeff Randolph
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Leo Dexter
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Weepy Davis
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Mademoiselle Gloria
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Anton Copoulos
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Three bumbling crooks buy a store so that they can rob the bank next door. When they soon discover the money they can make as legitimate businessmen, they abandon their plan. Trouble is, one of their cohorts, who's escaped from jail, won't let them. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Trivia

The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 10 April 1941 and closed 27 April 1941 after 22 performances. The opening cast included Shelley Winters. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place shortly before Christmas but the check they receive in the beginning after getting hit by a car is dated February 17. See more »

Quotes

Jug Martin: Hey, Pressure, why didn't she ever write me all that time we were in prison?
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: Well. maybe it's because she knows you can't read.
Jug Martin: I never thought of that.
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Referenced in Small Time Crooks (2000) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung a cappella by the merchants to honor Maxwell
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A Real Sleeper
20 October 2000 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

This film never got much recognition, possibly because wartime comedies were ignored unless they had to do with the armed services or the global crisis, but it is an absolutely delightful comedy. It is reminiscent of an old Italian story called "The Crime of Don Giovanni," involving a Roman cafe owner who was jealous of a competitor next door to him, and decided to tunnel underground to steal dishes from the other restaurant's kitchen. Robinson, Crawford, and the supporting cast are superb!


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