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One Body Too Many (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 27 November 1944 (UK)
An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him.


Frank McDonald


Winston Miller (original screenplay), Maxwell Shane (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Jack Haley ... Albert L. Tuttle
Jean Parker ... Carol Dunlap
Bela Lugosi ... Merkil
Blanche Yurka ... Matthews
Lyle Talbot ... Jim Davis
Douglas Fowley ... Henry Rutherford
Fay Helm ... Estelle Hopkins
Bernard Nedell ... Morton Gellman - Attorney
Lucien Littlefield ... Kenneth Hopkins
Dorothy Granger ... Mona Rutherford
Maxine Fife Maxine Fife ... Margaret Hopkins


Insurance salesman Albert Tuttle arrives at the Cyrus J. Rutherford estate to sell the millionaire some life insurance. Rutherford is already dead and his heirs have gathered at the mansion to hear the reading of the will. Rutherford's will won't be read until he is properly entombed and the heirs are forced to stay on the premises or be denied their inheritance. Tuttle soon finds himself mixed up in shenanigans involving Rutherford's niece, secret passages, a missing body and murder. Written by Ray Hamel

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YOU'LL DIE SCREAMING WITH...Laughter! (original print ad - almost all caps) See more »


Comedy | Horror | Mystery


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Filming January 12-February 1944, not released until October. See more »


[first lines]
Insurance agent: [on the phone] Yeah, yeah, I know. But call me tomorrow. I gotta get outta here.
[hangs up]
Insurance agent: Hey, Tuttle. I got a date for you tonight. Dot's cousin just got into town and you and I...
Albert Tuttle: I already have an engagement. I've had it for over a month: with Cyrus J. Rutherford.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Not as bad as you've heard
25 September 2003 | by IMOviesSee all my reviews

ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944) ** (D: Frank McDonald) Jack (Tin Man) Haley is a likable funnyman in this film. Bela Lugosi's very small part as a butler is humorous as he keeps trying to poison people but to no avail. Decent little time waster, not as bad as you've heard.

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Release Date:

27 November 1944 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquí sobra un cadáver See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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