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Home, Sweet Homicide (1946)

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, 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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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1946 (USA) See more »

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Detectives por fuerza See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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As If I Didn't Have Enough on My Mind
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Charles Henderson
Music by Harry James and Lionel Newman
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Tripped up by a turtle
3 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The last film that Randolph Scott did in modern dress was this film where he plays a homicide detective and he and Lynn Bari support the juvenile cast of Peggy Ann Garner, Connie Marshall, and Dean Stockwell. The three kids are the show and they work, sometimes at cross purposes to solve the homicide of neighbor Sheppard Strudwick's wife.

The murderer has worked out a very clever sound alibi for the time of the victim's death. But it's soon broken up and it's Stockwell's pet turtle who trips up the culprit and I do mean literally.

Lynn Bari is a mystery writer and a widow of a war correspondent who has settled down to domestic bliss such as it is with three lively kids. Said kids feel she needs some romance. And if you write mysteries what better than to have a policeman ready for a consultation.

Some years ago I panned a rather well received screwball comedy from the 30s, The Mad Miss Manton. In that one Barbara Stanwyck plays a madcap heiress who interferes in police business. But here at least these are kids and not mature, but among other things they hide a suspect, tamper with evidence, withhold evidence. That strains the credulity of the audience somewhat.

But as they are kids their actions are somewhat forgivable and Home Sweet Homicide is still a good film for family viewing.


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