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Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  24 July 1953 (Finland)
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After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer - maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beet, and he does not want to force sales.

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After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer - maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beet, and he does not want to force sales.

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Le bal des mauvais garçons  »

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The film was originally designed as a vehicle for Danny Kaye, then under contract for Warner Brothers, but the comedian terminated his agreement with the studio. See more »

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Version of A Slight Case of Murder (1938) See more »

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Music by James P. Johnson
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Thanks to the seasoned cast a fun romp
3 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daffy bit of nonsense that benefits from the perfectly matched leads. Big, brawling, braying Broderick Crawford and the divine Claire Trevor at her brassy, sassy height. As a hood and his wife/moll longing to go straight and enter high society for the sake of their daughter the pair tear it up, Broderick with his over the top performance, which is just right for the material and Claire's more shaded but equally well measured work.

Joining them in the fun are several distinguished character actors, Ned Glass, Sheldon Leonard, Harry Morgan, Margaret Dupont etc., all doing some variant of their patented shtick and adding to the jolly nature of this black comedy.

The only place where this fall short is in the casting of the secondary leads. Neither Bill Hayes, who went on to decades of fame on the daytime soap Days of Our Lives, nor Virginia Gibson make much of an impression against the colorful juggernaut and polished scene stealing of the stars.


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