Larceny, Inc. (1942)

Larceny, Inc.

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This parody of gangster flicks centers on an incarcerated gangster who decides to reform after he is released from Sing Sing. He and his cell mate have earned a small fortune in investments and are planning to buy a dog track. Unfortunately, another prisoner eavesdrops and attempts to force the fellow to use his savings to buy a luggage store and then dig a tunnel to the bank next door so they can easily rob it. The reformer and his partner refuse. They sing a different tune when they learn that … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Everett Freeman, Edwin Gilbert, S.J. Perelman, Laura Perelman
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On DVD: Oct 21, 2008
Runtime:

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Cast


as "Pressure" Maxwell

as Denny Costello

as Jeff Randolph

as Jug Martin

as Leo Dexter

as Weepy Davis

as Homer Bigelow

as Sam Bachrach

as Mademoiselle Gloria

as Aspinwall

as Oscar Engelhart

as Mr. Jackson

as Anton Copoulos

as Warden

as Florence

as Buchanan

as Carmichael

as Off. O'Casey

as Umpire

as Batter

as Convict

as 1st Guard

as Ballplayer

as Ballplayer

as Ballplayer

as Ballplayer

as 2nd Guard

as Driver

as Woman

as Young Man

as 1st Customer

as Secretary

as 2nd Customer

as Policeman

as Stout Man

as Urchin

as Sandwich Man

as Bronson

as Mme. Gloria
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Critic Reviews for Larceny, Inc.

All Critics (1)

...amusing, lightweight fun, with the biggest gangster star of them all, Robinson, parodying his own gangster-movie persona. (Warner Bros. Gangsters Collection, Vol. 4)

Full Review… | October 22, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Larceny, Inc.

½

Actually quite amusing. A good cast with a witty script keeps you engaged.

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Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

½

90/100. This is one of Edward G. Robinson?s best films and one of the best comedies of the 1940?s. The supporting cast is amazing, Edward Brophy, Anthony Quinn, Jack Carson and Harry Davenport are excellent, but it's Broderick Crawford that steals every scene he is in. Look for a very young Jackie Gleason as the soda jerk. The adapted screenplay by Everett Freeman and Edwin Gilbert from S.J. and Laura Perelman's play (The Night Before Christmas) is outstanding. It moves along briskly and there is never a dull moment. Funny situations, great dialogue and it is unique and different. I am very surprised this film is not better known, it's a fine classic.

jam233
James Higgins

A silvered tongue ex-con buys a leather shop next to a bank to arrange for an underground break in but due to his persuasive use of language he becomes a community leader.

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