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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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 ...
Host (uncredited)
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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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1.37 : 1
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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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It's a Tex Avery film from MGM....'nuff said!
1 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of two shorts from 1943 that were included as special features on the DVD for "Presenting Lily Mars". Fortunately, many classic MGM films include a few such shorts--and in this case it's an MGM short from Tex Avery--and it doesn't usually get much better than that.

This cartoon is like a cheesy radio murder mystery in cartoon form. Billy Bletcher (with a wonderful gravely voice) and Richard Hyden are the two main voices--but Avery himself provides one of the voices as well (he's unbilled but plays Santa). While the humor isn't among Avery's best, it has a lot of the usual goofy touches--enough to make it worth seeing--even the bad jokes (like the Red Skeleton one).


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