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Scared Stiff (1945)

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

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay) (as Geoffrey Homes), Maxwell Shane (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Haley ... Larry Elliot
Ann Savage ... Sally Warren
Barton MacLane ... George 'Deacon' Markham
Veda Ann Borg ... Flo Rosson
Roger Pryor ... Richardson
George E. Stone ... Mink
Robert Emmett Keane ... Prof. Wisner
Lucien Littlefield ... Charles Waldeck / Preston Waldeck
Paul Hurst ... Sheriff
Arthur Aylesworth ... Emerson Cooke
Eily Malyon ... Mrs. Cooke
Buddy Swan 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Mystery | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treasure of Fear See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 bobliptonSee 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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