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Opened by Mistake (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 10 May 1940 (USA)
A wise-guy reporter and a tippling sportswriter acquire an unclaimed trunk with a corpse inside.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Hal Hudson (story), Kenneth Earl (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Ruggles ... Buzz Nelson (as Charlie Ruggles)
Janice Logan ... Margaret Nichols
Robert Paige ... Jimmie Daniels
William Frawley ... Matt Kingsley
Florence Shirley Florence Shirley ... Elizabeth Stiles
Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith ... Jarvis Woodruff
Rafael Corio ... Mr. Anthony DeBorest
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Anthony DeBorest
James Burke ... Police Sergeant Wilkins
Jack Norton ... Al, the Bartender
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Storyline

A wise-guy reporter and a tippling sportswriter acquire an unclaimed trunk with a corpse inside.

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corpse | See All (1) »

Taglines:

IT'S FUN FOR YOU...but it's an awful jam to Charlie...when the trunk... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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"'Opened by Mistake', acquired in the film circuits the sort of bad luck reputation that 'Macbeth' had in the theatre; three cinemas showing it were bombed." - 'How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War' by Norman Longmate See more »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagagem Sinistra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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