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Having Wonderful Crime (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 22 June 1946 (Mexico)
A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.

Director:

A. Edward Sutherland (as Eddie Sutherland)

Writers:

Howard J. Green (screenplay), Parke Levy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pat O'Brien ... Michael J. Malone
George Murphy ... Jake Justus
Carole Landis ... Helene Justus
Lenore Aubert ... Gilda Mayfair
George Zucco ... King aka The Great Movel
Gloria Holden ... Phyllis Gray (as Anje Berens)
Richard Martin ... Lance Richards
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Mr. Winslow
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Zacharias - the Porter
Blanche Ring ... Elizabeth Lenhart
Chili Williams ... Blonde in Polka Dots
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Storyline

Lawyer Malone's two zany friends embroil him in detective work once too often, and the police are after all three. So Malone must accompany Jake and beautiful Helene on their honeymoon at rustic Lenhart Lodge. There, they plunge into a broad burlesque of murder mystery cliches, with rapid-fire wisecracks, double takes, and every sight gag known to Hollywood. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1946 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Having a Wonderful Crime See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie Malone's first name is Mike. In the books and radio series his name is John J. Malone. See more »

Quotes

Michael J. Malone: First I carry you, then I carry him. Doesn't anybody in this joint walk?
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Opening credits are shown on the inside pages of the author's book, as the pages are turned. See more »

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Based on a Craig Rice novel
3 August 2012 | by ross_tmSee all my reviews

This is based on a novel by Craig Rice, who wrote several very funny mysteries involving the three main characters. (Rice also scripted a couple of the Falcon movies.) This movie is reasonably true to the spirit of the novels, though would have been better if Rice was more directly involved in its writing. Malone has featured in a few other movies, but Helene and Jake Justus (who were in all but one of the Malone novels) are oddly absent in the other movies. There was also a radio series and a TV series. A few months after this movie was released, Rice was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, the first mystery writer to be so honored.


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