A Slight Case Of Murder

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Crime
  • Release year: 1938
  • Running time: 85 min
Prohibition's ban on booze is over, and that means bootlegger Remy Marco must make some changes. Don't go calling his beer-peddling enterprise a racket. It's now a business. Employees are no longer lugs or palookas, they're associates. And don't refer to Marco as da boss. read more
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Prohibition's ban on booze is over, and that means bootlegger Remy Marco must make some changes. Don't go calling his beer-peddling enterprise a racket. It's now a business. Employees are no longer lugs or palookas, they're associates. And don't refer to Marco as da boss. Use "sir". He's gone legit, see? Edward G. Robinson plays Marco, spoofing his Little Caesar persona in a comedy spree based on Damon Runyon and Howard Lindsay's Broadway play. Lloyd Bacon, director of Robinson's gangster sendups Brother Orchid and Larceny, Inc., guides with screwball flair as corpses, creditors, the swellest of swells and more mayhem descend on Marco. Allen Jenkins, Edward Brophy and Harold Huber with 340+ career credits between them are among the lugs-cum-associates. You're about to open a major case of laughter.

Original Release

03/05/1938

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Directors

Lloyd Bacon

Writers

Mary C. McCall Jr., Earl Baldwin, Damon Runyon, Joseph Schrank, Howard Lindsay

Cast

Edward G. Robinson Remy Marco
Jane Bryan Mary Marco
Allen Jenkins Mike
Ruth Donnelly Nora Marco
Willard Parker Dick Whitewood
John Litel Post
Edward Brophy Lefty
Harold Huber Guiseppe
Eric Stanley Ritter
Paul Harvey Mr. Whitewood
Bobby Jordan Douglas Fairbanks Rosenbloom
Joe Downing Innocence
Margaret Hamilton Mrs. Cagle
George E. Stone Kirk
Bert Hanlon Sad Sam
Jeanne Benedict Remy's Secretary
Sam Ash Cocktail Lounge Manager
Brooks Benedict Partygoer
Wade Boteler First Policeman
Frank Bruno Gangster

Producers

Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Jack L. Warner Executive Producer
Samuel Bischoff Producer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer

Editors

James Gibbon

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