Larceny, Inc. (1942) - Rotten Tomatoes

Larceny, Inc. (1942)





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This parody of gangster flicks centers on an incarcerated gangster who decides to reform after he is released from Sing Sing. He and his cell mate have earned a small fortune in investments and are planning to buy a dog track. Unfortunately, another prisoner eavesdrops and attempts to force the fellow to use his savings to buy a luggage store and then dig a tunnel to the bank next door so they can easily rob it. The reformer and his partner refuse. They sing a different tune when they learn that most of their money was lost by their third partner. In desperation, he buys the suitcase outlet. While he tries to deal with his many customers, the other two bumblers attempt to dig, but it's not easy because every time someone comes in, they must stop their noisy operation. More trouble follows when another gangster tries to get in on their operation.


Edward G. Robinson
as "Pressure" Maxwell
Jane Wyman
as Denny Costello
Jack Carson
as Jeff Randolph
Anthony Quinn
as Leo Dexter
Edward S. Brophy
as Weepy Davis
Harry Davenport
as Homer Bigelow
John Qualen
as Sam Bachrach
Barbara Jo Allen
as Mademoiselle Gloria
Grant Mitchell
as Aspinwall
Andrew Tombes
as Oscar Engelhart
George Meeker
as Mr. Jackson
Fortunio Bonanova
as Anton Copoulos
Jean Ames
as Florence
Chester Clute
as Buchanan
Creighton Hale
as Carmichael
Emory Parnell
as Off. O'Casey
Joe Devlin
as Umpire
John Kelly
as Batter
Jack Kenney
as Convict
Eddy Chandler
as 1st Guard
Hank Mann
as Ballplayer
Eddie Foster
as Ballplayer
Cliff Saum
as Ballplayer
Charles Sullivan
as Ballplayer
James Flavin
as 2nd Guard
Ray Montgomery
as Young Man
Lucien Littlefield
as 1st Customer
Grace Stafford
as Secretary
William Hopper
as 2nd Customer
Pat O'Malley
as Policeman
Arthur Q. Bryan
as Stout Man
Philo Reh
as Urchin
Scott Wallace
as Sandwich Man
Fred Kelsey
as Bronson
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Critic Reviews for Larceny, Inc.

All Critics (2)

Mild spoof of gangster films with a good cast and an irresistible premise.

November 30, 2015 | Full Review…

...amusing, lightweight fun, with the biggest gangster star of them all, Robinson, parodying his own gangster-movie persona. (Warner Bros. Gangsters Collection, Vol. 4)

October 22, 2008 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Larceny, Inc.


Actually quite amusing. A good cast with a witty script keeps you engaged.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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