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The Missing Corpse (1945)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery | 1 June 1945 (USA)
A feud between rival newspapermen Kruger (Bromberg) and McDonald (Guilfoyle) goes deadly when blackmailing McDonald ends up murdered and his corpse planted in the trunk of Kruger's car. ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Herman

Writers:

Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay) (as Ray Schrock), Harry O. Hoyt (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
J. Edward Bromberg ... Henry Kruger
Isabel Randolph ... Alice Kruger
Frank Jenks ... Mack Hogan
Eric Sinclair Eric Sinclair ... James Kruger
Paul Guilfoyle ... Andy McDonald
Ben Welden ... 'Slippery Joe' Clary
Charles Coleman ... Egbert
Eddy Waller ... Desmond
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Storyline

A feud between rival newspapermen Kruger (Bromberg) and McDonald (Guilfoyle) goes deadly when blackmailing McDonald ends up murdered and his corpse planted in the trunk of Kruger's car. Good guy Kruger attempts to hide McDonald's body, with the help of chauffeur Hogan (Jenks), to keep from being charged with murder. However, zany scenarios occur as the body just won't stay hidden, and keeps on popping up in multiple places where Kruger is located, leading to him hiding the body again and again while Kruger tries to find the real killer. Written by Anonymous

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The Body Was A.W.O.L.... and a House Party was on the loose!

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stranger in the Family See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Officer Trigg sees Kruger speeding past, and sets out after him, his motorcycle has three headlights on. But just seconds later, before he catches up to Kruger, only two headlights are on. The next time we see him, still at night, none of the headlights are on. See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
(uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played during an early scene showing Alice Kruger (Isabel Randolph) in bed
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Delightful B murder/comedy
26 August 2013 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

I usually don't expect much from PRC movies. What a delightful surprise this was - it was funny, face paced, and entertaining. Also helping was that the print I saw was very good, from Amazon Instant Video. Henry Kruger (Bromberg), an honest and well-to-do newspaper publisher is ignored by his wife, son and daughter. Added to this is his ongoing dispute with a rival publisher who is a crook and a blackmailer. Angry over a photo the rival has published of his daughter, Kruger threatens him. Talking things over with his chauffeur, Mack Hogan (Jenks), Kruger decides to take a vacation and go to his hunting lodge. Unknown to him, the rival publisher is murdered by one of his victims and the murderer puts the body in the truck of his car. After arriving at the lodge, Kruger finds the body (thanks to the antics of a cute dog). There is a nosy highway patrolman hanging around and Kruger and Hogan struggle to keep the cop from finding the body. When the wife, son and daughter show up, the body is moved from room to room. Interestingly, Kruger's family keeps their knowledge about the body from the cop. Given this, the ending was a bit of a twist. I don't recall ever seeing Bromberg in a comedy role. He was excellent in the role as was Frank Jenks as the chauffeur. This movie is a lot of fun.


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