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Opened by Mistake (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 10 May 1940 (USA)
A wise-guy reporter and a tippling sportswriter acquire an unclaimed trunk with a corpse inside.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Hal Hudson (story), Kenneth Earl (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Ruggles ... Buzz Nelson (as Charlie Ruggles)
Janice Logan ... Margaret Nichols
Robert Paige ... Jimmie Daniels
William Frawley ... Matt Kingsley
Florence Shirley Florence Shirley ... Elizabeth Stiles
Lawrence Grossmith Lawrence Grossmith ... Jarvis Woodruff
Rafael Alcayde ... Mr. Anthony DeBorest (as Rafael Corio)
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Anthony DeBorest
James Burke ... Police Sergeant Wilkins
Jack Norton ... Al, the Bartender
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Storyline

A wise-guy reporter and a tippling sportswriter acquire an unclaimed trunk with a corpse inside.

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Taglines:

IT'S A SHOWDOWN OF DOUGH FOR CHARLIE...and a Shower of Laffs for You and You and You!..when that old, forgotten trunk is... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bagagem Sinistra See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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