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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Obvious "stunt Curly" when they tackle the "maid". See more »

Quotes

Jerkington: [creepily] Goodnight, gentlemen. I hope you have a nice LONG sleep.
Moe Pink: Thanks, Dracula.
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Referenced in The Ghost Talks (1949) See more »

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If a Body Meets a Body!
10 March 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is one of Curly's last short subjects but it is very good.Theodore Lurch is very good and of course the Stooges are as well.The stuff that happens in the room where the Stooges sleep is hilarious!This spooky short is very funny and a good one to watch around Halloween!


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