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According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Comedy | 20 May 1951 (USA)
Mrs. Hoyle, a retired school teacher, resides in a hotel bought by Morganti, a gangster, who evicts most of the tenants but allows Mrs. Hoyle and Angela Brown, a dance-hall girl to remain. ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Hoyle
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Morganti
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Angela Brown
Brett King ...
Eddie Slattery
Stephen Chase ...
Judge Guthrie (as Steohen Chase)
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Harry 'Chip' Rogan
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Prosecuting Attorney
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Willie
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Pat Dennison
Charles Williams ...
Charlie
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Gordon Warren
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Rev. Haverford
Leander De Cordova ...
Pastor J. Berland (as Leander de Cordova)
Wilbur Mack ...
Hotel Clerk
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Detective (as Don Harvey)
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Mrs. Hoyle, a retired school teacher, resides in a hotel bought by Morganti, a gangster, who evicts most of the tenants but allows Mrs. Hoyle and Angela Brown, a dance-hall girl to remain. Mrs. Hoyle's influence for good is felt quickly by Morganti and all of his henchmen with the exception of Rogan. Ther latter, despite Morganti's orders to go straight robs a market with his accomplice Slatterty. Mrs. Hoyle is arrested when the robbery money and jewels are found in her apartment. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Bible verse Mrs. Hoyle quotes at her ceremony is from Proverbs 4:10-11. See more »

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After the robbery, there is a shot of police cars racing down the street with sirens blaring. After the watchman is interviewed and told he has to go to police headquarters to look at mugshots, the same scene of he police cars is shown, but flipped as evidenced by the backwards lettering on store signs and a billboard. See more »

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rarely shown, not-quite noir vehicle for spring byington
2 October 2017 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Sweet, cuddly Spring Byington always played the dear, warm, laughing, slightly ditzy, little old lady. Born in 1886, she was already in her 60s when she made "According to Mrs. Hoyle", clearly a pun on "The rules, according to Hoyle". She lives in a hotel, and hasn't seen her husband in many years. She gets caught up in the intrigue when a longtime gangster buys the hotel, and tries to evict all the residents. Some other residents commit some acts that aren't so legal, and the coppers are sure that Mrs. Hoyle is at the heart of it. Great premise. and there are so many ways the actual plot could have gone. Anthony Caruso is "Morganti", the kingpin who may or may not be done with the life of crime. Only FIVE votes on IMDb so far, so they must NEVER show this one on Turner Classics. It's a good story, but the picture and sound quality are pretty rough for the first five minutes. It does get better after that. Very entertaining. Story moves right along. Some twists towards the end, but it's all in great fun. Definitely worth the viewing. and all based on a short story in Good Housekeeping by Jean Owen. Not great, but not bad either.


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