Larceny, Inc. (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

Larceny, Inc. (1942)

Larceny, Inc.





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This gangster flick parody centers on an incarcerated gangster who decides to reform after he is released from prison. Unfortunately, another prisoner attempts to force the fellow to buy a luggage store and then dig a tunnel to the bank next door so they can easily rob it.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Everett Freeman, Edwin Gilbert, S.J. Perelman, Laura Perelman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 21, 2008
Warner Bros.


Edward G. Robinson
as "Pressure" Maxwell
Jane Wyman
as Denny Costello
Jack Carson
as Jeff Randolph
Anthony Quinn
as Leo Dexter
Edward S. Brophy
as Weepy Davis
Harry Davenport
as Homer Bigelow
John Qualen
as Sam Bachrach
Vera Vague
as Mademoiselle Gloria
Grant Mitchell
as Aspinwall
Andrew Tombes
as Oscar Engelhart
George Meeker
as Mr. Jackson
Fortunio Bonanova
as Anton Copoulos
Jean Ames
as Florence
Chester Clute
as Buchanan
Creighton Hale
as Carmichael
Emory Parnell
as Off. O'Casey
Joe Devlin
as Umpire
John Kelly
as Batter
Jack Kenney
as Convict
Eddy Chandler
as 1st Guard
Hank Mann
as Ballplayer
Eddie Foster
as Ballplayer
Cliff Saum
as Ballplayer
Charles Sullivan
as Ballplayer
James Flavin
as 2nd Guard
Ray Montgomery
as Young Man
Lucien Littlefield
as 1st Customer
Grace Stafford
as Secretary
William Hopper
as 2nd Customer
Pat O'Malley
as Policeman
Arthur Q. Bryan
as Stout Man
Philo Reh
as Urchin
Scott Wallace
as Sandwich Man
Fred Kelsey
as Bronson
Barbara Jo Allen
as Mme. Gloria
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Critic Reviews for Larceny, Inc.

All Critics (2)

Mild spoof of gangster films with a good cast and an irresistible premise.

Full Review… | November 30, 2015
Classic Film and Television

...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
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Larceny, Inc.


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

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


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.

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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