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Director  Lloyd Bacon
Music director  David Buttolph
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Mystery
Cinematography  John F. Seitz
Country  United States
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Release date  October 2, 1946 (1946-10-02)
Based on  the novel  by Craig Rice
Writer  F. Hugh Herbert, Craig Rice (novel)
Cast  Peggy Ann Garner (Dinah Carstairs), Randolph Scott (Lt. Bill Smith), Lynn Bari (Marian Carstairs), Dean Stockwell (Archie Carstairs), Connie Marshall (April Carstairs), James Gleason (Sgt. O'Hare)
Similar movies  The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, Ruby Sparks, 5 to 7, A Novel Romance, Three-Cornered Moon

Home Sweet Homicide is an American mystery film directed by Lloyd Bacon and released in 1946. It stars Peggy Ann Garner, Randolph Scott and Lynn Bari, and was based on a mystery novel by Craig Rice.


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The film features the line "The Gat had gittens," referring to a handgun or machine pistol having been fired, as well as other slang terms for guns, such as "heater", "rod," and "piece."

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Though he would make 39 more films, Home Sweet Homicide is the second-to-last non-western film of Randolph Scott's career.

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When gunshots are heard next door, the three children of widowed mystery novelist Marian Carstairs try to help the police, help their mother solve the case or solve it themselves.

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Polly Walker, an actress, runs from the neighbors' house, telling police lieutenant Bill Smith that she had gone there to see Flora Sanford and found her dead. Flora was an agent who represented Polly as well as Marian, whose books feature a detective character with the same name as Bill's.

Various suspects are considered, including other neighbors and Flora's hiding husband, who had fallen in love with Polly and wanted a divorce. The children begin sending anonymous letters, believing they are helping the investigation, until Bill finally persuades them to let him handle the case. He solves it, then expresses a romantic interest in Marian, pleasing the kids.


  • Randolph Scott as Lt. Smith
  • Peggy Ann Garner as Dinah
  • Lynn Bari as Marian
  • Dean Stockwell as Archie
  • Connie Marshall as April
  • Stanley Logan as Cherrington
  • Anabel Shaw as Polly
  • Barbara Whiting as Jo-Ella Holbrook
  • James Gleason as Sgt. O'Hare
  • References

    Home Sweet Homicide Wikipedia
    Home Sweet Homicide IMDb Home Sweet Homicide

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