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Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 8 December 1950 (USA)
"Murder-on-the-train" mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn't paid Malone's fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone ... See full summary »

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Connie Kepplar
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Kay - Malone's Secretary
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Inspector Tim Marino
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Lola Gillway
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Donald - Steve's Bookie
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Steve Kepplar
Willard Waterman ...
Mr. Ogle - Compartment 208-A
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Myron Brynk
Jack Bailey ...
The Game Show Host
Nancy Saunders ...
Joanie - Hattie's Niece
Basil Tellou ...
The Greek Train Passenger, with Beard
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The Train Conductor
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"Murder-on-the-train" mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn't paid Malone's fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone follows, in company with Kepplar's ex-wife, a police inspector and Mrs. O'Malley, a hearty radio contest winner from Montana. Kepplar is murdered, and a game of musical corpses commences, with hijinks in coach corridors as Malone and Hattie search for the killer. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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THEY'RE WACKY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Mystery

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8 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Trem das Surpresas  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Intended as the first of a planned film series with stars Main and Whitmore. See more »

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Missus O'Malley and Mister Malone
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Music by Adolph Deutsch
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Modest, but spirited second-feature...
6 August 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Marjorie Main and James Whitmore are a delightfully offbeat team in this often riotous farce about a radio-contest winner who travels by train from Montana to New York as part of her prize, getting involved in a murder while riding the rails and attempting to solve it with help from a rumpled lawyer. Some of Main's exasperated one-liners are a hoot, and Whitmore's quick-witted panache provides the perfect counterbalance to Marjorie's brashness. They both shine, even though the plot itself isn't much and it does run a little long. Still, the slapstick is amusing, as are Main's caustic jibes. Worth finding. **1/2 from ****


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