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Finders Keepers (1951)

The amusing story of a young child, who, after playing outside, goes back into the house with - literally - a truckload of money, the spoils of a robbers' heist....

Director:

Frederick De Cordova (as Frederick de Cordova)

Writer:

Richard Morris
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Tom Ewell ... Tiger Kipps
Julie Adams ... Sue Kipps (as Julia Adams)
Evelyn Varden ... Ma Kipps
Dusty Henley Dusty Henley ... Tiger Kipps Jr.
Harold Vermilyea ... Mr. Fizpatrick
Douglas Fowley ... Frankie Simmons
Richard Reeves ... Joey
Jack Elam ... Eddie
Herbert Anderson ... Hotel Clerk
Harvey Lembeck ... Undetermined Role
Madge Blake ... Undetermined Role
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The amusing story of a young child, who, after playing outside, goes back into the house with - literally - a truckload of money, the spoils of a robbers' heist....

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Decent, Agreeable, Improbable
14 August 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Bank robbers led by Douglas Fowley head out to the suburbs to bury their loot. Along comes a toddler, who digs it up, puts it in a wagon and takes it home. Grandma is Evelyn Varden, a shady lady who likes to play the angles. Daddy is Tom Ewell, a paroled ex-con trying to go straight. Mommy is Julie Adams, a straight-laced young woman.

It's a decently executed comedy of the brittle sort that the studios were producing at this time, rather brittle essays in how people were trying to lead normal lives -- whatever those were -- after the Depression and the Second World War. Amidst long stretches in which nothing much happens while the audience is waiting for the neatly-stacked piles of cash to be revealed, Miss Varden's eccentric character offers some smiles. There's also a nice small role for Herbert Anderson as a blase hotel clerk. However agreeable this movie is, it's never more than that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den lille guldgraver See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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