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Bury Me Dead (1947)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  18 October 1947 (USA)
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Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman... See full summary »

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Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman buried under her name. She learns that the victim was glamor girl Helen Lawrence, with whom her husband had been having an affair. Complications come from her sister Rusty, who, it turns out, is not her real sister and also doesn't like her a whole lot, and from a dim-witted prize fighter, George Mandley. The family attorney, Michael Dunn, stands around and provides little in the way of help or reason for being there, until... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Re-titled and edited down to less than 30 minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950s as part of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »

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A great premise that is totally wasted
19 May 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with a roaring fire and June Lockhart is assumed dead. However, she shows up at her own funeral and wonders WHO they just buried. If this sounds like a great beginning to a Film Noir flick, you'd be right. But, unfortunately, from this wonderful beginning, the entire film just crumbles into a boring mess. Instead of Noir (which the DVD box claimed it was), the film actually tried to be a bit of a comedy--with some very broad humor involving Lockhart's husband getting punched several times by a dim-witted boxer. The film just failed at every turn to take a promising beginning and make something exciting out of it. Certainly placing BAD comedy into the film seemed totally inappropriate and stupid. In fact, the film also featured (along with an awful script) some pretty poor acting and direction. While this film isn't bad enough to be enjoyed by bad movie aficionados, it is bad enough not to be enjoyable to anyone...except, perhaps, masochists. A cheap mess that you probably couldn't pay me enough to see again--take some advice from me and try something, anything, else!


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