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Murder in a Small Town (1999)

A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

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Cash Carter
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Tony
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Sidney Lassiter
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Mimi
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Martha Lassiter
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Kate Faxton
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Billy
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Sophie Carter
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Esther
David Fox ...
Walter Godlin
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Charles
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Albert Lassiter
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Michael
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Vickie
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Due to a tragic incident Larry "Cash" Carter, a successful Broadway director, winds up in a small town in Connecticut working in community theater. With an eye for details and a view of the criminal mind, Cash soon finds that he is in demand by the local detective when the town's leading industrialist is found shot dead. While there were many people who may have wanted him dead, it is up to Cash to narrow the list of suspects. When the second murder is committed clues left at the scene lead Cash to the identity of the killer. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Features Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

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You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Gene Wilder plays it straight and does a terrific job.
10 October 2004 | by (Santa Cruz, California) – See all my reviews

Gene Wilder is terrific in his over-the-top comedic triumphs ("The Producers", "Young Frankenstein", "Blazing Saddles", and more), but hasn't always been wisely used in more moderate roles. "Haunted Honeymoon" comes to mind!

This one, though, is extremely enjoyable, and I hope it's the beginning of a series. His performance is smart, restrained, believable, professional, and witty. The movie, a lovely period piece murder mystery, is a surprisingly effective vehicle for him. It has everything for a satisfying couple of hours on the sofa: 1930s costumes and cars, detective work, romance, and light comedy.

Let's have more of Wilder in this kind of role.


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