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

Approved  |   |  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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Credited cast:
George Brent ...
Mona Harrison
Jim Bannon ...
Det. Lt. Mark Wilson
Peggy Holmes
John Berkes ...
Larry Massey, Photographer
Fred F. Sears ...
Det. Dave Short (as Fred Sears)
William Trenk ...
Mitchell Edwards
Marvin Miller ...
Rudy Frasso
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Don Wilson ...


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 <>

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2 June 1947 (USA)  »

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A Mortalha de Seda  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Good Little Time-Passer
30 January 2013 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Fast-paced little mystery-comedy involving a movie studio. The mystery's a little murky and the developments hard to keep up with. Nonetheless, Blondell and Brent are energetic, while Jergens has never looked lovelier. As rival newspaper reporters, Blondell and Brent have a friendly rivalry that usually involves him locking her in a closet. But being Blondell, you can't keep a good woman down. Veteran director Levin keeps things moving, and has a nice sense of pacing for a sometimes difficult narrative. As a result, events never drag. And I like the running gag with the wimpy guy in the waiting room who just wants to sing. Sure, this is no more than a routine programmer, but the two leads treat the material like an A-production, along with a rather surprising ending that I sure didn't see coming. All in all, it's an entertaining little time passer.

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