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Stop, You're Killing Me Details


Previously filmed in 1938 with Edward G. Robinson in the lead, the Damon Runyon-Howard Lindsay stage farce A Slight Case of Murder was musicalized in 1952 as Stop, You're Killing Me. Broderick Crawford stars as Remy Marko, a soft-hearted Prohibition beer baron who turns honest when the 18th amendment is repealed in 1933. Trouble is, Marko's beer tastes awful and his business plummets. Compounding this headache, Marko's daughter Mary (Virginia Gibson) intends to wed Chance Whitelaw (Billy Hayes), a police officer from a wealthy family. Hoping to put up a respectable front for their prospective in-laws, Marko and his wife Nora (Claire Trevor) rent a fancy mansion-spa in Saratoga -- where, unbeknownst to the ex-bootlegger, four gangster types have been shot to death by a desperado named Innocent (Harry Morgan). The rest of the film finds Remy trying to dispose of the cumbersome corpses while avoiding the baleful stares of both his future in-laws and the police. Not quite as good as its 1938 predecessor, Stop You're Killing Me at least affords viewers the rare opportunity of hearing Broderick Crawford sing! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Broderick Crawford
as Remy Marko
Claire Trevor
as Nora Marko
Virginia Gibson
as Mary Marko
Charles Cantor
as Mike
Sheldon Leonard
as Lefty
Howard St. John
as Mahoney
Margaret Dumont
as Mrs. Whitelaw
Don Beddoe
as Clyde Post
Henry Slate
as Ryan
Jack Pepper
as The Singer
Ned Glass
as Sad Sam
Mushy Callahan
as No Nose
Phyllis Kirk
as Nurse
Joan Arnold
as Party Girl
Sherry Moreland
John Crawford
as State Trooper
Joe McTurk
as Ex-Jockey Kirk
Ralph Sanford
as Cop


Roy Del Ruth
Howard Lindsay
Play Author
Ted D. McCord
Bob Hilliard
Carl Sigman
Ray Heindorf
Musical Direction/Supervision
Owen Marks
LeRoy J. Prinz