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The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 2 June 1947 (USA)
When a dead body turns up in the home of a famous actress, two reporters (who also happen to be in love with one another) compete to get the real scoop.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

George Bricker (screen play by), Dwight V. Babcock (screen play by) (as Dwight Babcock) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Brent ... Joe Medford
Joan Blondell ... Rosemary Durant
Adele Jergens ... Mona Harrison
Jim Bannon ... Det. Lt. Mark Wilson
Leslie Brooks ... Peggy Holmes
John Berkes ... Larry Massey- Photographer
Fred F. Sears ... Police Detertive Dave Short (as Fred Sears)
William Trenk William Trenk ... Fields
Grant Mitchell ... Mitchell Edwards
Una O'Connor ... Nora
Marvin Miller ... Rudy Frasso
Don Wilson ... Narrator
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When a dead body turns up in the home of a famous actress, two reporters (who also happen to be in love with one another) compete to get the real scoop. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Murder inside a studio! (original poster) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mortalha de Seda See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Columbia brought in Herman Hover the owner of Ciro's Sunset Strip nightclub to help re-create the interior of the club to be built at the studio for interior scenes. See more »

Quotes

Joe Medford: Stop thinking. It might give you headaches.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include hand-drawn illustrations. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Remington Steele: Steele in the Family (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Got a Warm Kiss
Written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts
Sung by Judy Stevens
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Good Little Time-Passer
30 January 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Fast-paced little mystery-comedy involving a movie studio. The mystery's a little murky and the developments hard to keep up with. Nonetheless, Blondell and Brent are energetic, while Jergens has never looked lovelier. As rival newspaper reporters, Blondell and Brent have a friendly rivalry that usually involves him locking her in a closet. But being Blondell, you can't keep a good woman down. Veteran director Levin keeps things moving, and has a nice sense of pacing for a sometimes difficult narrative. As a result, events never drag. And I like the running gag with the wimpy guy in the waiting room who just wants to sing. Sure, this is no more than a routine programmer, but the two leads treat the material like an A-production, along with a rather surprising ending that I sure didn't see coming. All in all, it's an entertaining little time passer.


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