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A Slight Case of Larceny (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 5 June 1953 (USA)
Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.

Director:

Don Weis

Writers:

Jerry Davis, James Poe (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers
Eddie Bracken ... Frederick Winthrop Clopp
Elaine Stewart ... Beverly Ambridge
Marilyn Erskine ... Mrs. Emily Clopp
Douglas Fowley ... Mr. White - Circle Star Gas Stations
Robert Burton ... Police Captain
Charles Halton ... Willard Maibrunn - Magna Gold Oil Co.
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Motor Cop
Rudy Lee Rudy Lee ... Tommy Clopp
Mimi Gibson ... Mary Ellen Clopp
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Storyline

Two army buddies down on their luck open up a gas station and get involved in a price war - in a somewhat underhanded way.

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They'll steal everything but your funny-bone! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un vol sans importance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

On the ship coming home after the war, Geech is describing an old man in a movie as "the one everybody was supposed to hate, but he's the only one I liked." But his lips say "he's the only one I remember." See more »

Quotes

Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: [seeing her name on her card] Hi, Bev!
Beverly Ambridge: Hi!
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: How's the old girl?
Beverly Ambridge: Just fine.
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: It's been a long time.
Beverly Ambridge: Sure has.
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: How's the old crowd?
Beverly Ambridge: Just fine.
Augustus 'Geechy' Cheevers: It's good to see you again. Still living in the same old place?
Beverly Ambridge: Uhum.
[...]
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Referenced in Crawlspace (1986) See more »

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Buying gas at the Service Station in the 50`s
24 June 1999 | by cherokee-10See all my reviews

We were just a teen ager when we first saw this movie in the 50`s. It was very comical as well as having some suspense elements. The plot of the movie was a reality that could happen.Mickey Rooney and Eddie Bracken did a super portrayal as post world army buddies that got into a competitive business pumping gas. This movie was filmed in an era whereas we had first started driving a car and really impressed us.As I recall the entire cast did a great job.We haven`t seen the movie in years and sure would like to see it again. Good wholesome entertainment. I appreciate your web site.

Cherokee-10


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