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A hapless husband neglects to clear the icy walk, which leads to the mailman slipping and breaking his neck. A comedy of errors results from his attempts to hide the body.

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John Weldon (story), Eunice Macaulay (story)
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Right before leaving for her Judo class at the gym, Alice Phelps tells her husband Ralph to clean off the snow-covered front walk before he leaves for work. Of course, Ralph ignores his wife, and as a result, when he returns home, he finds the body of the regular postman lying on his front stairs, who, obviously, slipped on the ice Ralph neglected to remove. Poor Ralph, what are you going to do when your wife returns? Written by Nick Riganas

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25 September 1999 (Canada) See more »

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Always listen to what your wife tells you to do!
1 January 2005 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Poor Ralph fails to clear his snow obstructed porch. He leaves the house, comes back and finds the mailman dead at his door. The poor fellow fell on the ice. What to do with the body? But his wife has a secret of her own. This short film may be just 7 minutes long, but there's a lot happening! If Hitchcock had ventured into cartoons, he might have made one like this. Oh! and there's actually nudity in this one! Can't go wrong with this short film. Another great product from the National Film Board of Canada.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on January 1st, 2005.

82/100 (***)


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