Rent A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

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1h 21min
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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.
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Samuel Bischoff
Earl Baldwin, Joseph Schrank, Damon Runyon, Howard Lindsay, Mary C. McCall Jr.
Classics, Comedy
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Run Time:
81 minutes
English, German
Czech, English, English Hard of Hearing, German, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1938 Short Subjects Gallery
  • Vintage Newsreel
  • Oscar-Nominated Drama Short Declaration of Independence
  • Classic Cartoon The Night Watchman
  • Trailers of A Slight Case of Murder and 1938s The Dawn Patrol
  • New Featurette Prohibition Opens the Floodgates
  • Commentary by Film Historian Robert Sklar

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Very enjoyable and funny - A Slight Case of Murder review by RM

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Super little film enjoyed it immensely despite the dated dialogue, gave me a couple of belly laughs towards then end. Edward G is always worth a watch, would recommend

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