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One Body Too Many (1944)

One Body Too Many





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Another of Jack Haley's comedy vehicles for Pine-Thomas productions, One Body Too Many casts Haley as timid insurance salesman Albert Tuttle. Much against his better judgment, Tuttle makes a business call at a sinister old mansion, intending to sell life insurance to the owner. He proves a bit late, inasmuch as the owner has just kicked the bucket. The mansion is full of avaricious relatives, who are obliged by the dictates of the decedent's will to remain in the house until the authorities claim the body. Realizing that dead man's niece Carol (Jean Parker) is a damsel in all kinds of distress, Albert decides to stick around to keep Carol from meeting her uncle's fate. Though there's a murder-mystery angle in One Body too Many, the audience knows who didn't do it the moment Bela Lugosi shows up as a butler.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Winston Miller, Maxwell Shane
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 15, 2005
Paramount Pictures


Jack Haley
as Albert L. Tuttle
Jean Parker
as Carole Dunlap
Blanche Yurka
as Matthews
Bernard Nedell
as Atty. Gellman
Douglas Fowley
as Henry Rutherford
Lyle Talbot
as Jim Davis
Fay Helm
as Estelle
Maxine Fife
as Margaret
William Edmunds
as the Professor
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All Critics (1)

Forgettable Old Dark House mystery tale.

Full Review… | May 10, 2007
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Audience Reviews for One Body Too Many

First of all, I need to see this movie again, but I remember it being good. I saw this for Lugosi, and I think he was good in it, but like I said, I should see this again.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A spooky and charming, worthwhile horror-comedy with some cool, gothic imagery and a very funny performance from Jack Haley. However, masterful character actor Bela Lugosi felt a little underused.

Brandon Schmidt

Not as great as some Dark House movies, but still pretty neat. Lugosi plays his part good and creepy. Shallow plot, and the characters could of been better. Not the most interesting story, but it works.

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