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The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  2 June 1947 (USA)
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When a dead body turns up in the home of a famous actress, two reporters (who also happen to be in love with one another) compete to get the real scoop.

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Joe Medford
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Rosemary Durant
Adele Jergens ...
Mona Harrison
Jim Bannon ...
Det. Lt. Mark Wilson
Leslie Brooks ...
Peggy Holmes
John Berkes ...
Larry Massey, Photographer
Fred F. Sears ...
Det. Dave Short (as Fred Sears)
William Trenk ...
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Mitchell Edwards
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Marvin Miller ...
Rudy Frasso
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When a dead body turns up in the home of a famous actress, two reporters (who also happen to be in love with one another) compete to get the real scoop. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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2 June 1947 (USA)  »

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A Mortalha de Seda  »

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Joe Medford: Stop thinking. It might give you headaches.
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He's Got a Warm Kiss
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Sung by Judy Stevens
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The Film Came D.O.A.
12 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite an intriguing opening sequence referred to in the title, THE CORPSE CAME C.O.D. is simply a potboiler mystery that is too thin to be stretched into a movie almost 90 minutes. Movie star Adele Jergens receives the body of her fashion designer in a c.o.d. shipment of fabrics delivered to her home. The movie is alas an uninspired comedy-murder mystery with the aging George Brent in the lead (who was never very charismatic even in his youth as leading man to Bette Davis and other movie queens). The always dependable Joan Blondell shows up somewhat late in the proceedings (this would be the 41-year-old star's last romantic lead before moving into character parts) but she isn't able to make much out of this stale story. Adele Jergens is quite beautiful but not too interesting. One of the few bright spots is handsome tough guy Jim Bannon as a no-nonsense detective. Una O'Connor has a bit part where she does her scared screech shtick and then disappears from the rest of the movie.

The movie was based on a potboiler novel by Hollywood columnist Jimmy Starr. Covering it's bases and perhaps fearing the wrath of jealous rivals, the opening segment features cameos from virtually every such reporter working the Hollywood scene at the time including Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper as well as Starr.

Alas, THE CORPSE CAME C.O.D. is a complete stiff as a film. The first time I attempted to watch it, I was so bored I couldn't get past 40 minutes. The next day I decided to watch the rest of it and had to go back a bit to what I'd already seen because it was so dull I forgotten much of what I had already viewed.


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