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Having Wonderful Crime (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 22 June 1946 (Mexico)
A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.

Director:

A. Edward Sutherland (as Eddie Sutherland)

Writers:

Howard J. Green (screenplay), Parke Levy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Michael J. Malone
George Murphy ... Jake Justus
Carole Landis ... Helene Justus
Lenore Aubert ... Gilda Mayfair
George Zucco ... King aka The Great Movel
Gloria Holden ... Phyllis Gray (as Anje Berens)
Richard Martin ... Lance Richards
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Mr. Winslow
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Zacharias - the Porter
Blanche Ring ... Elizabeth Lenhart
Chili Williams ... Blonde in Polka Dots
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Storyline

Lawyer Malone's two zany friends embroil him in detective work once too often, and the police are after all three. So Malone must accompany Jake and beautiful Helene on their honeymoon at rustic Lenhart Lodge. There, they plunge into a broad burlesque of murder mystery cliches, with rapid-fire wisecracks, double takes, and every sight gag known to Hollywood. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In this movie Malone's first name is Mike. In the books and radio series his name is John J. Malone. See more »

Quotes

Helene: Not so fast, my skirt's too tight!
Jake: Oh, I told you you didn't know how to dress for a murder.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on the inside pages of the author's book, as the pages are turned. See more »

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One of the Funniest Lines in the Movies
2 August 2005 | by krorieSee all my reviews

Although this is a somewhat run-of-the-mill film from the World War II period, it is entertaining and a pleasure to see the three stars work together. There are several funny parts in the movie along with several boring scenes with humor that doesn't always work as intended. But one line stands out as a classic, as funny as any line in the marvelous screwball comedy "Bringing Up Baby": When a lady in the lobby looks at Pat O'Brien's magic hat with flowers on top and remarks, "How often do you water your head?" This also gives the viewer a chance to watch an actress who was often wasted in the films of her era, Carole Landis. Then there is the would-be politician George Murphy who was the inspiration for Ronnie Reagan to bid for the White House and win. All in all there is enough to recommend the film as light-weight movie fare, provided the viewer has popcorn and treats to fill in for the slow parts.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1946 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Having a Wonderful Crime See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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