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A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 5 June 1953 (USA)
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
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Willard Maibrunn - Magna Gold Oil Co.
Henry Slate ...
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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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They'll steal everything but your funny-bone! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Un vol sans importance  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mickey Rooney at his comic best!
24 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

My friend and I must have seen this movie at least 5 times back in 53, it just struck us as hilarious. Mickey was at his best as the cocky optimist "Geechy" with his side kick Eddie Bracken as Clopp. Cheevers & Clopp open a gas station and are doing fine but competition opens up across the street, enter Elaine Stewart. A major Gas Company's gas line is under Cheevers and Clopp's station. So they decide to siphon gas from this source to battle the "gas war". This was larceny but not enough to to have a major impact on anyone but their competition. The laughs hardly ever stop as they romp through success and major failures. Rooney and Bracken play off of one another masterfully. Its a fun movie to watch!


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