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Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  8 December 1950 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ...
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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
Clinton Sundberg ...
Donald - Steve's Bookie
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Steve Kepplar
Willard Waterman ...
Mr. Ogle - Compartment 208-A
Don Porter ...
Myron Brynk
Jack Bailey ...
The Game Show Host
Nancy Saunders ...
Joanie - Hattie's Niece
Basil Tellou ...
The Greek Train Passenger, with Beard
James Burke ...
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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Intended as the first of a planned film series with stars Main and Whitmore. See more »

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Possum Up a Gun Stump
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Music and Lyrics by Adolph Deutsch
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A forgotten sleeper! Hilarious comedy/mystery aboard a train.
11 June 2002 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

Thanks to the recommendation of critic/friend I caught this obscure gem on Showtime in the mid-1980s and have cherished my tape ever since. Boisterous Marjorie Main and blustery James Whitmore are as inspired a detective-team mismatch ever to grace the screen. Set in a cross-country sleeping-car train ride, "Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone" is blessed with expert direction, a crackling script (based on a story by the wondrous Craig Rice, whose novel "Home Sweet Homicide" was the basis of another classic comedy/thriller), MGM's high-gloss production values, and, besides the endearing leads, a first-rate supporting cast (the luminous Ann Dvorak, lovely Phyllis Kirk, etc.) A swift, alternately hilarious and genuinely suspenseful 69 minutes, this forgotten treasure was intended to be the first of a series. A pity that no sequels were ever made. But TCM occasionally shows this gem, and don't miss it. And, amidst the laughter and chills, just try and guess whodunnit!


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