Movie Review: One Body Too Many (1944)

“One Body Too Many” is a 1944 horror-comedy movie directed by Frank McDonald, starring Jack Haley, Jean Parker, and Bela Lugosi. The movie tells the story of Albert Tuttle (Jack Haley), a timid insurance salesman who is sent to the creepy mansion of the recently deceased Cyrus J. Rutherford to appraise the estate. Once there, Tuttle discovers that he’s not the only one interested in the mansion and that there might be more to the death of Cyrus J. Rutherford than meets the eye.

As Tuttle explores the mansion, he meets a cast of suspicious characters, including Cyrus’s greedy relatives and his eccentric butler, played by the iconic Bela Lugosi. Tuttle soon realizes that someone is trying to kill him and that the dead body count is starting to pile up. With the help of his love interest, Carol Dunlap (Jean Parker), Tuttle tries to uncover the truth behind Cyrus’s death before it’s too late.

Overall, “One Body Too Many” is a fun and entertaining horror-comedy that has stood the test of time. The movie features excellent performances from its cast, especially Bela Lugosi, who steals every scene he’s in. The script is well-written, and the pacing is excellent, keeping the audience engaged from start to finish. The movie combines elements of horror, mystery, and comedy, creating a unique and entertaining experience. If you’re a fan of classic horror-comedies, “One Body Too Many” is definitely worth watching.

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