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Actors: Eve Arden, Edward Arnold, Art Baker, Janet Beecher, Willie Best
Genres: Comedy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Greed, graft and corruption pollutes the city in director Tay Garnett's witty slapstick murder mystery, Slightly Honorable. Framed for the murder of party girl Alma Brehmer, honest lawyer John Webb (Pat O'Brien) crusades t... more »
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Donna E. from RADFORD, VA
Reviewed on 7/6/2008...
Slapstick - with a whack at greed and corruption and a view of some very young famous actors and actresses.
"Don't Try Anything Funny--Remember, I'm Sober"
Bobby Underwood | Manly NSW, Australia | 05/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This fun and snappy little comedy mystery from director Tay Garnett is every film buff's dream come true. It has a great cast, a good script, and best of all, hardly anyone knows about it! Ken Englund's smart sceenplay, based on the novel "Send Another Coffin" by F.G. Presnell, is full of witty one-liners in this breezy surprise every classic movie fan will want to own.
Pat O'Brien is attorney Johnny Webb and Broderick Crawford is his tough but easygoing assistant, Russ Sampson. Webb is trying to earn a huge fee for cleaning up the highway contract corruption that has led to murder. Edward Arnold is Vincent Cushing, the political boss he'll have to take down who also happens to be involved with Alma (Claire Dodd), Webb's ex-girlfriend.
When she gets knocked off on a windy night, both Webb and Cushing are the main suspects. Webb has become involved with the sweet but ditzy young Anne (Ruth Terry) and spends as much time trying not to take advantage of her as he does finding out who killed Alma. Neither is easy and both have some interesting and comical twists and turns.
Eve Arden is a ton of fun as Webb's sarcastic secretary Miss Ater, and B-movie favorite Phyllis Brooks has a fantastic turn as Sarilla Cushing, the gorgeous daughter of Vincent. She just happens to be Webb's alibi when a second murder occurs using the same weapon, which keeps turning up in Webb's office!
There is a surprising and spirited conclusion to the mystery and an equally satisfying one to the love angle, as the delightful Anne finally gets to stick around as Johnny's permanent girl. O'Brien and the rest of the cast are terrific in this delightful little gem that may just be the most entertaining mystery you've never heard of.
Finding films like this one is what classic movie fans live for. This is one that doesn't let you down. Keep in mind it's one of those public domain films so the print is decent if not excellent, but certainly one you need to see. Highly recommended!"
Terrible quality dvd
S. Tufts | Granbury, TX | 06/30/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of this dvd is so poor it should not be for sale. I could only watch a small portion of it and sent it back for a refund."