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One Body Too Many (1944)

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An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him.

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Carol Dunlap
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Blanche Yurka ...
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Henry Rutherford
Fay Helm ...
Estelle Hopkins
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Attorney Morton Gellman
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Kenneth Hopkins
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Mona Rutherford
Maxine Fife ...
Margaret Hopkins
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Insurance salesman Albert Tuttle arrives at the Cyrus J. Rutherford estate to sell the millionaire some life insurance. Rutherford is already dead and his heirs have gathered at the mansion to hear the reading of the will. Rutherford's will won't be read until he is properly entombed and the heirs are forced to stay on the premises or be denied their inheritance. Tuttle soon finds himself mixed up in shenanigans involving Rutherford's niece, secret passages, a missing body and murder. Written by Ray Hamel

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24 November 1944 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Insurance agent: [on the phone] Yeah, yeah, I know. But call me tomorrow. I gotta get outta here.
[hangs up]
Insurance agent: Hey, Tuttle. I got a date for you tonight. Dot's cousin just got into town and you and I...
Albert Tuttle: I already have an engagement. I've had it for over a month: with Cyrus J. Rutherford.
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it's great.
22 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this show. It seems like it was made for the stage and I think I'd direct something of this nature for the theater. Bela is fine...don't get to excited if you're looking for a gruesome tale, it's clever and funny. *as I'm sure it was intended to be. It came across very German and I'm just off to do a little research. Just laugh... it's funny. As for Jack i think he does a great job. He's just so obviously not supposed to be there. It is unfortunate to think he died believing his career was ablaze with "Oz". Also considering everything the writers Winston Miller (who started in Silent film) and Maxwell Shane went on to do this "who done it" (or "Who didn't do it") is absolutely hysterical.


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