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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
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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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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

Mademoiselle Gloria: Well I wish you'd drop in and look over my lingerie sometime.
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26 March 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

A goofy, giddy adult satire that plays like a kiddie comedy (replete with broad jokes, slapstick, and a lovable oaf played by Broderick Crawford). Three crooks (including Edward G. Robinson, with mind-racing gusto) give up plans to rob a bank when they realize the sweetest racket of all: capitalism. An entertaining little film.


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