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Murder, He Says (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  23 June 1945 (USA)
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A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

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Mamie Fleagle Smithers Johnson
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Elany Fleagle
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Peter Whitney ...
Mert Fleagle / Bert Fleagle
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Bonnie Fleagle
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Trotter pollster Pete Marshall is trying to find a missing coworker. In a rural town he stumbles onto the roughian Fleagle family. Bert and Mert would just as soon "splatter" snoopers with their rifles. However, Ma Johnson focuses the family energies on finding cousin Bonnie Fleagle's $70,000 bank job stash, somewhere around the large old rickety house. Claire Matthews, the daughter of a man implicated in Bonnie's bank job, also comes in search of the money to try and clear her father's name. Marshall and Matthews team up to try and decode Grandma Fleagle's strange deathbed clue but with Mr. Johnson attempting to poison people and Bonnie Fleagle showing up herself after a prison escape, it's anybody's guess as to who will find the money first. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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NUTTY...as a...FRUIT CAKE! (original poster)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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When Fred MacMurray looks into the mirror in the closet and sees his own glowing reflection, his movements do not match those of the reflection. See more »

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MCMURRAY----the comedic actor
30 April 1999 | by (NEW JERSEY, USA) – See all my reviews

Don't let My 3 Sons (the tv sitcom) fool you, Fred McMurray was a master of comedic roles and physical comedy. A befuddled McMurray plays off back-woods characters, that make Larry and his brothers Daryl and Daryl (from Newhart) look like society patrons. He made me understand the phrase "running around like a chicken with your head cut off", as he stays one step ahead of his greedy, murderous adversaries.... I first saw this film, in re-runs, when very young, but i still get a laugh out of it... and Fred McMurray shines......


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