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Having Wonderful Crime Details


Having Wonderful Crime spotlights Michael J. Malone, the murder-solving attorney created by author Craig Rice. The film is also ostensibly based on a novel by Rice, though precious little of the original actually made it to the screen. The story begins as Malone (Pat O'Brien) brusquely informs his newlywed friends Jake and Helene Justus (George Murphy and Carole Landis) that he's not going to allow them to suck him into another murder mystery. Unfortunately for the attorney, Jake and Helene shortly afterward attend a stage magic show wherein the star magician (George Zucco) disappears for real! Their investigation leads to a resort hotel literally packed with murder suspects. When the newlyweds learn too much for their own good, it's up to Malone to come to the rescue and nab the killer. One of the suspects is played by an actress named Anje Berens, who as "Gloria Holden" previously starred in Dracula's Daughter (1936). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Pat O'Brien
as Michael J. Malone
George Murphy
as Jake Justus
Carole Landis
as Helene Justus
Lenore Aubert
as Gilda Mayfair
George Zucco
as The Great Movel
Richard Martin
as Lance Richards
Charles D. Brown
as Mr. Winslow
Blanche Ring
as Elizabeth Lenhart
Josephine Whittell
as Myra Lenhart
Jim Jordan
as Usher
Shelby Payne
Edward Fielding
as Dr. Newcomb
Cyril Ring
as Hotel Clerk
Elaine Riley
Nancy Marlowe
Emory Parnell
as Sergeant
Lee Trent
Tom Burton
as Guest (uncredited)
Shirley Johnson
Don Barclay
as Bartender
Frank Mayo


Edward Sutherland
Parke Levy
Craig Rice
Book Author
Frank Redman
Leigh Harline
Composer (Music Score)
Constantin Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Albert S. D'Agostino
Production Designer
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Edward Stevenson
Costume Designer
Vernon Walker
Special Effects