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A Slight Case of Larceny Details


"Slight" is right: this harmless comedy programmer is as inconsequential as it is enjoyable. It's the tale of two Army buddies: go-getter Geechy Cheevers (Mickey Rooney) and sedate family man Freddie Clopp (Eddie Bracken). Inveigling his way into Freddie's household, Geechy drives everyone bonkers with his get-rich-quick schemes. After convincing Freddie to quit his job and mortgage his home in order to set up a gas station, Geechy cooks up an underhanded scheme to tap the gas pipe of a rival station. Standing on the sidelines is Geechy's long-suffering girlfriend Beverly (Elaine Stewart) and Freddy's far-from-understanding wife Emily (Marilyn Erskine). An obligatory slapstick chase finale caps this exercise in lunacy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Mickey Rooney
as Augustus "Geechy" Cheevers
Eddie Bracken
as Frederick Winthrop Clopp
Elaine Stewart
as Beverly Ambridge
Douglas Fowley
as Mr. White
Robert Burton
as Police Captain
Charles Halton
as Willard Maibrunn
Henry Slate
as Motor Cop
Rudy Lee
as Tommy Clopp
Mimi Gibson
as Mary Ellen Clopp
Russell Saunders
Joe Turkel
Alex Jackson
Walter Ridge


Don Weis
Henry Berman
James Poe
Ray June
William Ferrari
Art Director
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director