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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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Sam Bachrach
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Mademoiselle Gloria
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Mr. Aspinwall
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Hobart (as Jackie C. Gleason)
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Oscar Engelhart
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Smitty (as Joseph Downing)
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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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Die Gauner GmbH  »

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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 »

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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: Pressure?
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: Yeah?
Jug Martin: What have we got to lose? If we go in with Leo and get caught, we're back in time for the Elmira game. Hunh?
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: Ha, you're flannel-brained.
Jug Martin: All right, I still think he's got somethin' hot.
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: Yeah, he's got somethin' hot all right! Yeah, a comfortable chair upholstered with wire!
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Remade as 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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$9.75
15 July 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

Hysterical madcap fun. There may be no funnier moment in the history of film than Edward G. Robinson irritably gift wrapping a piece of luggage (all reasonably priced at $9.75) for a bothersome customer. The pacing of this movie is breathless (it's like a Bugs Bunny cartoon) and it's one of the few comedies that can legitimately claim to have a laugh virtually every minute. It's a movie that understands how funny a single door constantly opening and closing can be, provided there is a parade of zany enough characters passing through it, all of whom possess impeccable comic timing. It's also got a young, menacing Anthony Quinn to give it some edge, and an early Jackie Gleason to steal a couple scenes. Nearly as delightful as the king of screwball comedies "Bringing Up Baby".


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