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Larceny, Inc. (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  2 May 1942 (USA)
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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
Edward Brophy ...
Weepy Davis
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Sam Bachrach
Barbara Jo Allen ...
Mademoiselle Gloria
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Mr. Aspinwall
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Hobart (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Andrew Tombes ...
Oscar Engelhart
Joe Downing ...
Smitty (as Joseph Downing)
George Meeker ...
Mr. Jackson
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Anton Copoulos
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime

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2 May 1942 (USA)  »

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Die Gauner GmbH  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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No children were seen in the film; although Philo Reh ("Urchin"), Fred Walburn ("Urchin") and Janice Ohman ("Little Girl") are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, they were either cut from the final print or never filmed at all. See more »

Goofs

Charles Sullivan hits a fly ball in the baseball game, but you see the pitcher field a ground ball. See more »

Quotes

Jug Martin: Weepy, I don't like the idea of going into a bank through the front door.
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Funny and Very Entertaining Comedy
7 August 2000 | by (Springfield) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine had told me that this was funnier than Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks I admit I was skeptical, as too many so-called comedies from the black and white era don't get much more than a smile from me. My skepticism was rewarded with a very funny, fast-paced comedy with the kind of "crackling" dialogue they don't write anymore. Edward G. Robinson is a scream in the lead, and his supporting cast equals him. Don't miss this one. There's never a dull moment!


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