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Larceny, Inc. (1942)

Approved | | Comedy , Crime | 2 May 1942 (USA)
Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers...

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Everett Freeman (screenplay), Edwin Gilbert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward G. Robinson ... 'Pressure' Maxwell
Jane Wyman ... Denny Costello
Broderick Crawford ... Jug Martin
Jack Carson ... Jeff Randolph
Anthony Quinn ... Leo Dexter
Edward Brophy ... Weepy Davis
Harry Davenport ... Homer Bigelow
John Qualen ... Sam Bachrach
Barbara Jo Allen ... Mademoiselle Gloria
Grant Mitchell ... Mr. Aspinwall
Jackie Gleason ... Hobart (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Andrew Tombes ... Oscar Engelhart
Joe Downing Joe Downing ... Smitty (as Joseph Downing)
George Meeker ... Mr. Jackson
Fortunio Bonanova ... Anton Copoulos
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Storyline

Three bumbling crooks buy a store so that they can rob the bank next door. When they soon discover the money they can make as legitimate businessmen, they abandon their plan. Trouble is, one of their cohorts, who's escaped from jail, won't let them. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Gauner GmbH See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Woody Allen loved this film so much he remade it in 2000, he called it "small time crooks". See more »

Goofs

Charles Sullivan hits a fly ball in the baseball game, but you see the pitcher field a ground ball. See more »

Quotes

Jug Martin: [Talking about the bank] Listen, this is a pushover. Leo told us the vault was in the cellar and it's put together with glue!
Weepy Davis: Hallelujah! I ain't had my hands on a vault in close to a decade!
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: Oh, cut it, cut it, you goons! None of that Jesse James stuff! This situation calls for strategy.
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Connections

Remade as Small Time Crooks (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung a cappella by the merchants to honor Maxwell
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Funny and Very Entertaining Comedy
7 August 2000 | by jeffy-3See all my reviews

A friend of mine had told me that this was funnier than Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks I admit I was skeptical, as too many so-called comedies from the black and white era don't get much more than a smile from me. My skepticism was rewarded with a very funny, fast-paced comedy with the kind of "crackling" dialogue they don't write anymore. Edward G. Robinson is a scream in the lead, and his supporting cast equals him. Don't miss this one. There's never a dull moment!


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