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Stop, You're Killing Me (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 24 July 1953 (Finland)
After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer-maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beer, and he does not want to force sales.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

James O'Hanlon (screenplay), Damon Runyon (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Broderick Crawford ... Remy Marko
Claire Trevor ... Nora Marko
Virginia Gibson ... Mary Marko
Bill Hayes ... Chancellor 'Chance' Whitelaw
Charles Cantor ... Mike
Sheldon Leonard ... Lefty
Howard St. John ... Commissioner Mahoney
Harry Morgan ... Innocence (as Henry Morgan)
Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Harriet Whitelaw
Stephen Chase ... Cal Ritter
Don Beddoe ... Clyde Post
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Ryan
Jack Pepper Jack Pepper ... The Singer
Louis Lettieri Louis Lettieri ... Donnie Reynolds
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Storyline

After the repeal of Prohibition, a beer-maker decides to sell beer legally, but no one wants to buy his revolting beer, and he does not want to force sales.

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Taglines:

Damon Runyan's Roarin' Best!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Le bal des mauvais garçons See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally designed as a vehicle for Danny Kaye, then under contract for Warner Brothers, but the comedian terminated his agreement with the studio. See more »

Quotes

Mike: I ain't never again voting the ticket of the Democratic party. They muscle in on everybody's racket!
Lefty: Yeah, with them nothing is sacred - including a guy's livelihood!
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Connections

References Sundown (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Could Be with You
(uncredited)
Music by James P. Johnson
Played after Remy hangs up with San Diego
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Brod and Claire Shine
28 October 2002 | by telegonusSee all my reviews

Broderick Crawford and Claire Trevor shine in this semi-musical remake of A Slight Case Of Murder, now called Stop, You're Killing Me! Guys and Dolls it ain't, but it's Damon Runyon heart is in the right place. This tale of a beer baron whose wife and daughter are trying to crash high society, and who seem well on their way but for a little problem of a bunch of corpses in their Lake George mansion, is a nice mix of Arsenic and Old Lace-style gallows whimsy and Capone era gangster melodrama. If one has an appetite for either, and especially both, you will be richly rewarded by this one.


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