Slight Case of Murder

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  • Approved
  • 1938
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.0  (2,536)

In 1938, Edward G. Robinson starred in the comedic crime film "Slight Case of Murder". The movie follows the character Remy Marco, played by Robinson, who is a former bootlegger turned night club owner. Remy is a likable if not somewhat shady character who becomes involved in a murder mystery when he finds himself the owner of a dead man's speakeasy.

As the story unfolds, Remy finds himself being targeted by the police who suspect him of the murder. To clear his name and avoid going to jail, Remy takes it upon himself to solve the crime. Along the way, he becomes embroiled in a web of deceit and double-crosses that threaten to ruin his reputation and his life.

The movie, directed by Lloyd Bacon, is a delightful mixture of comedy, suspense, and intrigue, and Robinson's performance is both charming and skillful. His portrayal of Remy Marco is layered and nuanced, and he manages to infuse the character with both humor and gravity.

Jane Bryan plays the love interest of Robinson's character, and her performance is both endearing and strong-minded. Allen Jenkins gives a standout performance as the bumbling police detective who is hot on Remy's trail.

The film also features a talented supporting cast, including Ruth Donnelly, Willard Parker, Edward Brophy, and Marian Marsh.

One of the standout features of the movie is its fast-paced and witty screenplay, written by Earl Baldwin. The dialogue is clever and amusing, and the story never loses its momentum. The film also features some entertaining musical numbers, adding to its overall charm.

The movie is set during the Great Depression, and the themes of not being able to find work and needing to resort to doing things that may be deemed illegal laid out a realistic portrayal of the life of the characters during that era.

Overall, "Slight Case of Murder" is an enjoyable and entertaining movie that will keep audiences engaged from start to finish. It's a classic film that showcases Robinson's considerable talents while providing viewers with a fun and lighthearted story of murder and mystery.

Slight Case of Murder is a 1938 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

Slight Case of Murder
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    1 hr 25 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,536)