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The Cupboard Was Bare (1948)

L'armoire volante (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 3 November 1952 (USA)
The aunt of Alfred Puc, a meek tax-collector in Paris, dies while riding in a moving van. The driver, not wishing to be bothered by a police interrogation, hides her corpse in a cupboard ... See full summary »

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Berthe Bovy ...
Germaine Kerjean ...
Madame Coufignac (as Germaine Kerjean de la Comédie Française)
Albert Dinan ...
P'tit Louis (as Dinan)
Maximilienne ...
La commandant e de l'armée du salut
Paul Demange ...
Le Frise
Louis Florencie ...
Le notaire (as Florencie)
Jean Toulout ...
L'acteur
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Mme Ovide
André Bervil ...
Le premier habitué (as Bervil)
Nina Myral ...
La première commère
Jean Témerson ...
Le deuxième habitué (as Temerson)
Christiane Sertilange ...
La jeune mariée
Jean Daurand ...
Le jeune marié
Katherine Kath ...
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The aunt of Alfred Puc, a meek tax-collector in Paris, dies while riding in a moving van. The driver, not wishing to be bothered by a police interrogation, hides her corpse in a cupboard before notifying Alfred. But the van is stolen. Alfred, being the heir of a rich lady, begins a frantic search to locate the missing van and the cupboard because one can't claim an inheritance if there is no 'corpus delecti.' In his search, he gets caught up in an underworld web and finds the body of a murdered gangster in his room. He finally locates the cupboard but promptly loses it again. But, wait, it isn't "finis' time, yet. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The one and only FERNANDEL in the Parisian comedy sensation

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