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If a Body Meets a Body (1945)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  30 August 1945 (USA)
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Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find ... See full summary »

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Curly learns that he is named in the will of his rich uncle, so the boys head for the uncle's mansion to attend the reading of the will. They arrive on a dark and stormy night only to find that the lawyer has been murdered and the will and the body have disappeared. All the relatives must stay in the spooky house while the police investigate and the stooges are given the bedroom where the uncle was murdered. After a series of misadventures with a walking skull and the uncle's body, which keeps turning up in strange places, the stooges unmask the butler and maid as the killers and recover the will. Then they learn that Curly has only been left sixty seven cents. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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This has a plot identical to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's short The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930). Fred Kelsey even plays a domineering detective in both shorts. See more »

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Curly Q. Link: Suppose the murderer comes back again?
Moe Pink: Shut up! You got nothing to worry about. If he stabs you in the head, he'll wreck his knife.
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Don't tell me you've never heard of Link, Mink & Pink?
27 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If a Body Meets a Body (1945) stars Moe, Larry and Curly. It's all about how Curly Q. Link inherits a "fortune" from his recently departed Uncle Bobolink. The stooges go to his mansion only to find out that his uncle was murdered!

It's a funny stooge short with some great bits. One of them that stands out in my mind is the part with the walking skull! Very funny!

Watch for it on Columbia Home Video or American Movie Classics.


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