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Having Wonderful Crime (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 12 April 1945 (USA)
A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.

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Helene Justus
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Gilda Mayfair
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King aka The Great Movel
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Phyllis Gray (as Anje Berens)
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Lawyer Malone's two zany friends embroil him in detective work once too often, and the police are after all three. So Malone must accompany Jake and beautiful Helene on their honeymoon at rustic Lenhart Lodge. There, they plunge into a broad burlesque of murder mystery cliches, with rapid-fire wisecracks, double takes, and every sight gag known to Hollywood. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Um Crime Maravilhoso  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Helene: Not so fast, my skirt's too tight!
Jake: Oh, I told you you didn't know how to dress for a murder.
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Charming detective comedy...
23 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film twice and think that's it's a very charming and humorous detective flick. The way that Pat O'Brien and Carole Landis play off of each other is great. It really holds up considering that it was made in 1945. I really thoroughly enjoyed it on each viewing and will watch it again whenever it comes on. I agree with one of the other commentators... Landis is a hottie!!

My only regret is that they didn't make any more with these characters. They could've done so much more! If you like the "Thin Man" movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy then you'll enjoy this one also! Take a chance... WATCH IT! :-)


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