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Home, Sweet Homicide (1946)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 2 October 1946 (USA)
Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay), Craig Rice (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peggy Ann Garner ... Dinah Carstairs
Randolph Scott ... Lt. Bill Smith
Lynn Bari ... Marian Carstairs
Dean Stockwell ... Archie Carstairs
Connie Marshall ... April Carstairs
James Gleason ... Sgt. O'Hare
Anabel Shaw ... Polly Walker
Barbara Whiting ... Jo-Ella Holbrook
Shepperd Strudwick ... Mr.Wallace Sanford (as John Shepperd)
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Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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MURDER and MIRTH! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

20th Century Fox paid author Craig Rice (Mrs. Lawrence Lipton in real life) $20,000 for the rights to her book. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. O'Hare: Mrs Carstairs, the Lieutenant here is a great admirer of your books.
Dinah Carstairs: Oh really, which one did you like best Lieutenant?
Lt. Bill Smith: [discomfited] Er...... ..latest one, Mrs Carstairs. I thought it was excellent.
Dinah Carstairs: Oh, so you liked the Maltese Falcon?
Lt. Bill Smith: Yes, yes, that's the one.
Dinah Carstairs: Lieutenant, that was written by Dashiell Hammet, about twelve years ago. I don't think you've ever read any of my books.
Lt. Bill Smith: [sheepish] I'm afraid you're right.
Sgt. O'Hare: Not being a married man, Mrs Carstairs, the Lieutenant ain't a very convincing liar!
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Connections

Featured in Frances Farmer Presents: Home, Sweet Homicide (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(uncredited)
Traditional
Music Arranged by H.R. Bishop
Lyrics by John Howard Payne
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Home Sweet Homicide on Video
22 March 2008 | by rigokurtSee all my reviews

As with the rest of you Home Sweet Homicide has been on my wish list for years. I too first saw this minor classic on New York's great Million Dollar Movie. Well good news all! While researching this title I discovered a site through Amazon that sells a public domain-ish VHS tape of Home Sweet Homicide. The quality is a little murky sometimes but it is most certainly watchable. The company I purchased it from is:

Life Is A Movie, 3639 Midway Drive, Suite B-326, San Diego, CA 92110-5254

Toll Free Telephone: 888-403-0873

Email: custserv@lifeisamovie.com

The total cost was $16.97

Enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detectives por fuerza See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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