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A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 June 1953 (USA)
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Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.

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Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers
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Frederick Winthrop Clopp
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Beverly Ambridge
Marilyn Erskine ...
Mrs. Emily Clopp
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Mr. White, Circle Star Gas Stations
Robert Burton ...
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Charles Halton ...
Willard Maibrunn, Magna Gold Oil Co.
Henry Slate ...
Motor Cop
Rudy Lee ...
Tommy Clopp
Mimi Gibson ...
Mary Ellen Clopp
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Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.

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Hilarious, when I was young.
27 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1954 and have not seen it since. Why it still sticks in my mind after all this time is a bit of a mystery, but 2 scenes stick out in my memory. The first previously described in an earlier comment was the scene where the main characters are drilling into the gas line with sparks flying around, the second where the motorcycle cop pulls them over in their open topped gas laden truck and lights up a smoke. The look of panic on our heroes' faces nearly made me wet myself! This film was released in the U.S. on VHS some years ago. I bid for it on ebay but was skittled in the rush. I'd love to see it again, if only to see if I could still laugh as much.

I live in Australia where we call gas petrol.

Bill.


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