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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner...

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ...
Santa Claus (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ...
Cuckoo Bird / Maid (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ...
Detective / Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
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The Victim (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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19 June 1943 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The detective is modeled on veteran character actor Fred Kelsey, that specialized in acting as a naive, but persistent detective. See more »

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[first lines]
Host: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight, through the medium of the animated cartoon, we present a murder mystery condensed from authentic criminal records. It is my sincere purpose in exposing the brutal killer in this horrible case to prove to you beyond the shadow of a doubt that crime does not pay. Our story opens on a dark and stormy night.
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Spoofs The Old Dark House (1932) See more »

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Blend of live-action and animation in this Tex Avery jewel
19 November 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

What can you say about a cartoon featuring the vocal talents of Billy Bletcher (best known as Pegleg Pete in Disney shorts) and Richard Haydn (character actor) and spoofing everything from detective stories to Red Skelton (twice)? This kitchen-sink cartoon is just great, with the most disturbing household staff this side of Lurch and Thing. Also the best Santa Claus gag I've ever seen in a cartoon. One of the few (perhaps the only) time Tex used full animation in conjunction with live action footage, although he did do two of the "Speaking of Animals" shorts for Twentieth Century-Fox. Well worth seeing. Most highly recommended.


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