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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...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 'Pressure' Maxwell
... Denny Costello
... Jug Martin
... Jeff Randolph
... Leo Dexter
... Weepy Davis
... Homer Bigelow
... Sam Bachrach
... Mademoiselle Gloria
... Mr. Aspinwall
... Hobart (as Jackie C. Gleason)
... Oscar Engelhart
Joe Downing ... Smitty (as Joseph Downing)
... Mr. Jackson
... Anton Copoulos
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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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Trivia

The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 10 April 1941 and closed 27 April 1941 after 22 performances. The opening cast included Shelley Winters. See more »

Goofs

During the montage of several types of sales promotions for the store, Maxwell watches an advertising truck pass by. This sequence shows two close ups of Maxwell, the second is a reversed shot, since the writing on the building behind him is suddenly flipped left-for-right. See more »

Quotes

J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: [picking up sample] Crocodile?
Homer Bigelow: No, alligator.
J. Chalmers 'Pressure' Maxwell: [tossing away sample] Oh, domestic.
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Remade as Small Time Crooks (2000) See more »

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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
16 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

The Warner bros, was my favorite studio from the Hollywood system between 1930-45. They make social films, gangster movies, romantic melodramas, musical comedies, and sometimes robust comedies like this one. Here, the great E.G. Robinson makes funs of his bad guys role, like he will do a few years later in Brother Orchid. Dialogues are very funny and the situations, very simples, are hilarious. Good laughs!


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