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Phony Cronies (1942)

Phoney Cronies (original title)
Three incompetents are hired to deliver a large crate (supposedly containing artifacts, but actually containing a live gangster) to a creepy old museum in the middle of the night, leading ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Edwards

Writer:

Harry Edwards (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
El Brendel ... Oley
Tom Kennedy ... Tom
Monte Collins Monte Collins ... Homeowner
Dudley Dickerson ... Petty Larsen, the Bookkeeper
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Three incompetents are hired to deliver a large crate (supposedly containing artifacts, but actually containing a live gangster) to a creepy old museum in the middle of the night, leading to various slapstick mishaps. Written by Peter W. Many, Jr. (pmsusana)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phoney Cronies See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Tom: You've been our bookkeeper for five years and this is the first time our books have been uneven.
Petty Larsen, the Bookkeeper: Boss, a lot of people are having trouble right now balancing their books.
Tom: Petty, you said a mouthful.
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Fast-paced and very funny

Swedish dialect comedian El Brendel had made a number of Columbia two-reelers from 1936-1945 and this one knocks it out of the park with slapstick comedy and the funny teaming of Brendel and the burly Tom Kennedy. They play movers for a transfer company who are hired to deliver a set of crates to a spooky museum after hours and wind up getting chased by burglars with swords. Dudley Dickerson also steals the show as their bookkeeper/third partner and Monte Collins as a fussy client.


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