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Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 24 January 1941 (USA)
Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... J.J. 'Shep' Morrison
... Judy Miller
... Frosty Welch
... Mrs. Winnie Sage
... Pretty Willie Williams
... Detroit Harry Morrison Jr.
... Puffy
... Quentin, the Butler
... Louie
... Biff Sage
Frank Bruno ... Chick - Driver / Gunman
... Gunman
... Dawn
... Alfredo Herrera
Charles D. Brown ... District Attorney
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Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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He's the Romeo of the rackets (it's charming, it's disarming) (original poster) See more »

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24 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Ready, Willing and Beautiful  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Betty Grable was originally set to star. See more »

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Remade as Love That Brute (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello Ma! I Done It Again
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
Copyright 1940 Twentieth Century Music Corporation
Sung by Virginia Gilmore
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A gangster with a heart
14 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This 1941 film was shown recently at a local cable channel. Not having seen it before, we took a chance that paid off in many surprising ways. H. Bruce Humberstone directed one of his best films in this enjoyable comedy about gangsters in Chicago. The movie was written by Karl Tunberg and Darrell Ware. The film has a lot going for it.

Best of all was Cesar Romero, as Shep Morrison, he had one of the best roles of his career. He was a versatile man, as he proves with his take on the Chicago mobster with qualities that endeared to many, even his enemies. Virginia Gilmore plays Shep's love interest. A real surprise was Sheldon Leonard, playing a type for whom he was famous in the film industry. Also on hand the great Charlotte Greenwood and Milton Berle in a small part plus a great supporting cast.

This is a light comedy to enjoy by all ages.


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