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Smart Alec

1951
58m
Comedy/Crime/Drama
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Cast

Peter Reynolds (Alec Albion)Leslie Dwyer (Gossage)Edward Lexy (Inspector Ashley)Kynaston Reeves (Sir Randolph Towle)Charles Hawtrey (Farr)Mercy Haystead (Judith)David Hurst (Poppi)David Keir (Mr. Gruppy)Annette D. Simmonds (Sylvia)Frederick Morant (Edward Hale)Peter Bull (Prosecuting Counsel)Basil Dignam (Defending Counsel)Vernon Smythe (Judge)Rex Garner (Waiter)Richard Neller (Pathologist)Fred Nicholas (Police Constable)

Director

John Guillermin

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Synopsis

A bizarre attempt at a humorous murder mystery. A fat rich man snoozing on a balcony is bludgeoned to death while the Smart Alec of the title has one of the dumbest alibis ever. Antics from Kynaston Reeves and young Charles Hawtrey involve lots of shouting.

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