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The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 2 June 1947 (USA)
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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Mona Harrison
Jim Bannon ...
Det. Lt. Mark Wilson
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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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Nora
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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A Mortalha de Seda  »

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The Name Archie Leach is referenced in the film; Carey Grants birth name. See more »

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Rosemary Durant: We're going to put our bonuses together!
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The opening credits include hand-drawn illustrations. See more »

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Referenced in Remington Steele: Steele in the Family (1985) See more »

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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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Better Than Average For This Genre
25 January 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Warner Brothers turned out lots of these comedy/mysteries. After a while, they seem to blend into one another. This has a lot of the same elements. But it has some unique ones too. And it's not from Warner's: It's from Columbia.

George Brent looks as if he'd been filmed for "Hollywood Babylon." He is always a good actor and is fun here as a news hound. But he bears little resemblance to the leading man he played earlier that decade at Warner's. Joan Blondell is a rival newswoman. As always, she is delightful. No, she doesn't look the way she did in the Busby Berkely or earlier Cagney movies. But she always looked great. And I never saw her turn in a bad performance -- even in Hugo Haas's "Lizzie." Adele Jergens p a very glamorous movie star. Talk about perfect casting! The title corpse comes C.O.D. to her Hollywood estate. The movie is concerned with finding out why and courtesy of what evildoer.


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