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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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George Brent ...
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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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Rosemary Durant: We're going to put our bonuses together!
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He's Got a Warm Kiss
Written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts
Sung by Judy Stevens
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27 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a movie star accepts delivery of gown materials, she finds out that "The Corpse Came C.O.D.," a B film with an above average cast: George Brent, Joan Blondell, and Adele Jergens. Brent plays Joe Medford, a newspaper reporter in hot competition with Rosemary Durant (Blondell) to get the best stories. When star Mona Harrison (Jergens) discovers the body of a studio costume designer in a box of material, she calls Medford instead of the cops and begs for help. She and the designer didn't get along, and it looks as if she's being set up to take the fall.

This is fairly routine stuff brightened by the always delightful and energetic Blondell, whose character follows Medford everywhere, often getting caught. Brent conveys a light comic touch rarely seen in his leading man days of the '30s. By 1947, at the age of 48, Brent was moving into character parts and television. Ditto 41-year-old Blondell. I suppose B movies were a good way to have them use up their contractual obligations. Jergens is appropriately glamorous.

We actually learn more of the background story toward the end of the film rather than at the beginning, so the plot has a little twist that otherwise might not have been there. Otherwise, it's a lot of running, chasing, and hiding, but Blondell's many fans will enjoy it.


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