The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Jun 2, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Reminiscent of the classic "screwball" comedy-mysteries of the prewar years, Columbia's The Corpse Came C.O.D stars Warner Bros. alumni George Brent and Joan Blondell as rival Hollywood-based reporters Joe Medford and Rosemary Durant. When movie star Mona Harrison (Adele Jergens) receives a dead body in her morning mail, Joe and Rosemary fall over each other trying to solve the mystery and deliver a newspaper story "that'll tear this town wide open." Joe deduces that the dead man was involved with a jewelry-smuggling racket, while Rosemary chases down the stolen gems. Three murders later, the two reporters expose the killer-and though it wouldn't be nice to reveal the killer's identity, it's also worth noting that it won't be much of a surprise, either. Topheavy with comedy at the expense of mystery, The Corpse Came C.O.D. is an entertaining trifle, with the actual Columbia backlot standing in for the movie's fictional film studio.

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actor, corpse, corruption, detective, film, investigation, investigator, jewel-robbery, journalism, killing, murder, opal, police, reporter, rival, robbery, stars [celebrities]