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Scared Stiff (1945)

 |  Mystery, Comedy  |  22 June 1945 (USA)
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The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

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Larry Elliot
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Sally Warren
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George 'Deacon' Markham
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Flo Rosson
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Mink
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Prof. Wisner
Lucien Littlefield ...
Charles Waldeck / Preston Waldeck
Paul Hurst ...
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Arthur Aylesworth ...
Emerson Cooke
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Buddy Swan ...
Oliver Waldeck
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The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

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Laughs...Chills...Howls...Thrills! (print ad for "Treasure of Fear")

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One of the few films in which Jack Haley received top billing. In most of his films he was usually billed third or even lower. (In his most famous film, The Wizard of Oz (1939), in which he played the Tin Man, he was billed fifth.) See more »

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Afraid Not
14 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Overwrought comedy-mystery suffers from unlikeable characters, poorly-paced script. The actors try hard, but between the bratty kid, the scatter-witted hero and the shrill heroine, even veteran character actor Lucien Littlefield (as identical twins who hate each other for unspecified reasons -- probably for signing the contract to be in this picture), the picture does not wear well.


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