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Bury Me Dead (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 18 October 1947 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Bernard Vorhaus

Writers:

Dwight V. Babcock (screenplay), Karen DeWolf (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cathy O'Donnell ... 'Rusty' Carlin
June Lockhart ... Barbara Carlin
Hugh Beaumont ... Michael Dunn
Mark Daniels ... Rod Carlin
Greg McClure ... George Mandley
Milton Parsons ... Waters, the Butler
Virginia Farmer ... Mrs. Haskins, the Housekeeper
Sonia Darrin Sonia Darrin ... Helen Lawrence
Cliff Clark ... Archer, Detective
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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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Terrifying Fear! Sweeping Suspense! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death by Proxy See more »

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Runtime:

| (TV) (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Should have stayed buried
13 October 2009 | by robert-temple-1See all my reviews

This is a really bad noir film. It starts out with a terrific story idea: a woman wearing a veil is driven up to a funeral in a cemetery, with everyone standing round the grave. It is her own funeral! Someone else is in her coffin, but who? Who has tried to kill her? She had better try and stay dead for a while to try to find out. Naturally, she is glamorous (June Lockhart), as this could not happen to someone who was not, could it? The script and the film are terrible, and the whole idea is thrown away, is tedious, and is not worth watching. Even the presence of Cathy O'Donnell in the film cannot save it. Director Bernard Vorhaus's first film 'The Ghost Camera' (1933) was far better than this. Maybe making 'Ice-Capades Review' (1942) froze his brain and reduced him to making something as terrible as this. What a waste.


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