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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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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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Joe Medford: Stop thinking. It might give you headaches.
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He's Got a Warm Kiss
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To Scoop or not to Scoop
25 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Joan Blondell and George Brent must have felt like it was old home week and they were time warped back to the Thirties when both were contract players at Warner Brothers. This Columbia Picture has something of the look and feel of one of those Warner studio products from that era. Too bad it wasn't all that good.

Blondell and Brent play a couple of rival reporters who are trying to scoop the other concerning a murder. Adele Jergens plays a movie star who receives a shipment of bolts of cloth for some dress designs and the driver asks for it to be COD. What happens is that with the bolts of fabric is the body of the studio dress designer, The Corpse Comes COD.

As was the case in those days when the studio protects the stars from scandal, she calls a reporter friend George Brent who comes right over to Jergens home to comfort her and get a bead on the other papers. Then at his suggestion, she calls the cops and they come in the person of Detective Jim Bannon.

That gets Blondell's dander up and she's out to best Brent whatever the cost which drives Bannon up a wall.

Both Brent and Blondell are a little older and should be a little wiser fooling with an obstruction of justice charge for one or both of them. The elements of drama and comedy and mystery are not mixed very well in The Corpse Came COD. And the identity of the one behind the killing is not a surprise that is satisfactory as much as it is off the wall.

Brent and Blondell and the rest do their best, but the story just defeats them.


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