A Slight Case of Murder

IMDB

(1938, Lloyd Bacon)

Edward G. Robinson is – surprise! – a gangster and bootlegger who decides to go legit after Prohibition ends by selling his beer, which is simply awful. The whole thing is played for laughs (O! The spit-takes!) with a fantastic supporting cast, and a few pesky corpses a la Arsenic and Old Lace. However, it leaves a stale aftertaste, mostly due to its snail’s pace.

2.5/5.0

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Posted on May 22, 2008, in Film log and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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