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Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

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

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Damon Runyan's Roarin' Best!

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24 July 1953 (Finland)  »

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Le bal des mauvais garçons  »

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Remake of the film, "A Slight Case of Murder", a really delightful film more contemporary with the end of Prohibition. See more »

Quotes

Mike: I ain't never again voting the ticket of the Democratic party. They muscle in on everybody's racket!
Lefty: Yeah, with them nothing is sacred - including a guy's livelihood!
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Version of A Slight Case of Murder (1938) See more »

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Music by James P. Johnson
Played when Mrs. Whitlaw storms off
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not as funny as the original
16 January 2002 | by (brooklyn, ny) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of "A Slight Case of Murder," and suffice it to say that Broderick Crawford is no Edward G. Robinson! The remake, with Crawford as the reformed bootlegger who won't even drink the horrid beer he makes, is funny enough, but be sure to see it first, then the 1938 original. The decline may have something to do with the 50's sensibility's being too far removed from both Prohibition and 1930's screwball comedy.


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