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Berle plays a mystery writer who forever writes himself into corners and is never able to finish a story. While visiting his wife (Mary Beth Hughes) at the office where she works, Berle overhears several men discussing the suicide of a coworker. Struck with a brilliant notion, Berle decides to confess to the murder of the dead man, certain that he'll be able to wriggle out of the situation and thereby have plenty of material for a story.

  1. Malcolm St. Clair


  2. James O'Hanlon


  3. Edward James


Top Billed Cast

  1. Milton Berle

    Milton Berle

    Jason Cordry

  2. Mary Beth Hughes

    Mary Beth Hughes

    Patricia Cordry aka Pat Preston

  3. Reginald Denny

    Reginald Denny

    Richard 'Dick' Brenner

  4. Frank Orth

    Frank Orth


  5. William B. Davidson

    William B. Davidson

    Crole (as William Davidson)

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Over My Dead Body
Over My Dead Body


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Status Released

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  • January 15, 1942


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 8m

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