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A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 5 June 1953 (USA)
Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.


Don Weis


Jerry Davis, James Poe (story)




Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers
Eddie Bracken ... Frederick Winthrop Clopp
Elaine Stewart ... Beverly Ambridge
Marilyn Erskine ... Mrs. Emily Clopp
Douglas Fowley ... Mr. White - Circle Star Gas Stations
Robert Burton ... Police Captain
Charles Halton ... Willard Maibrunn - Magna Gold Oil Co.
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Motor Cop
Rudy Lee Rudy Lee ... Tommy Clopp
Mimi Gibson ... Mary Ellen Clopp


Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.

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They'll steal everything but your funny-bone! See more »


Comedy | Crime


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On the ship coming home after the war, Geech is describing an old man in a movie as "the one everybody was supposed to hate, but he's the only one I liked." But his lips say "he's the only one I remember." See more »


Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: [seeing her name on her card] Hi, Bev!
Beverly Ambridge: Hi!
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: How's the old girl?
Beverly Ambridge: Just fine.
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: It's been a long time.
Beverly Ambridge: Sure has.
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: How's the old crowd?
Beverly Ambridge: Just fine.
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: It's good to see you again. Still living in the same old place?
Beverly Ambridge: Uhum.
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Referenced in Crawlspace (1986) See more »

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Cute Mickey Rooney Film!
4 August 2005 | by muffinheuer2003See all my reviews

Anyone who is a fan of mickey rooney will love this film. He is great in it! It's one of his funnist 1950's roles. In my opinion Mickey Rooney should have been #1 in the 50's too. The man was sizzeling with talent. He truly is one of the best actors that has ever lived, if not the best. This movie is great! The story is slight, but the acting of Mickey Rooney is worth a watch. Eddie Bracken is not the greatest actor and Mickey Rooney far outshines him. Mickey Rooney's love interest is typical of a girl he would have loved in real life. Tall and pretty! I would highly recommend this film to Rooney fans and to fans of cute, clean comedies of the 1950s! Enjoy!

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5 June 1953 (USA) See more »

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Un vol sans importance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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