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Who Done It? (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 6 November 1942 (USA)
Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

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Chick Larkin / Voice of Himself on Radio
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Mervin Q. Milgrim / Voice of Himself on Radio
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Jimmy Turner
William Gargan ...
Police Lt. Lou Moran
Louise Allbritton ...
Jane Little
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Col. J.R. Andrews
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Detective Brannigan
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Art Fraser
Jerome Cowan ...
Marco Heller
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Juliet Collins
Ludwig Stössel ...
Dr. Anton Marek
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Two dumb soda jerks dream of writing radio mysteries. When they try to pitch an idea at a radio station, they end up in the middle of a real murder when the station owner is killed during a broadcast.

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Deux nigauds détectives  »

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This was the first Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film that did not contain musical numbers. As a result, it was shortest film that they had made to date. See more »

Goofs

When Juliet is telling Mervyn that he can buy her some ice cream after the radio broadcast but that she had to go take care of radio business, her voice is heard but her lips don't move. When she turns around after entering the studio, she says something, but it isn't heard. See more »

Quotes

Chick Larkin: [talking about Juliet Collins] She's only got a couple of buck teeth.
Mervin Q. Milgrim: Why do I care what she paid for them?
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Referenced in The Naughty Nineties (1945) See more »

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Bud & Lou try to figure out Whodunnit? Classic A&C comedy
23 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

WHO DONE IT? (1942) ***1/2 Abbott and Costello at their finest as two soda jerks/mystery writer wannabes embroiled in a murder mystery at a radio station with some frenetically funny moments. Lou is also appealing with the towering, wise-cracking love interest Mary Wickes.


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