The Cupboard Was Bare (1948)

11/03/1952 (US) ComedyCrime 1h 30m
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The aunt of Alfred Puc, a meek tax-collector in Paris, dies while riding in a moving van. The driver, not wishing to be bothered by a police interrogation, hides her corpse in a cupboard before notifying Alfred. But the van is stolen. Alfred, being the heir of a rich lady, begins a frantic search to locate the missing van and the cupboard because one can't claim an inheritance if there is no 'corpus delecti.' In his search, he gets caught up in an underworld web and finds the body of a murdered gangster in his room. He finally locates the cupboard but promptly loses it again. But, wait, it isn't "finis' time, yet.

  1. Carlo Rim

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Fernandel


    Alfred Puc

  2. Berthe Bovy

    Berthe Bovy

    Madame Lea Lobligeois

  3. Germaine Kerjean

    Germaine Kerjean

    Madame Coufignac

  4. Albert Dinan

    Albert Dinan

    P'tit Louis

  5. Annette Poivre

    Annette Poivre


  6. Robert Pizani

    Robert Pizani


  7. Marcel Pérès

    Marcel Pérès


  8. Marcelle Monthil

    Marcelle Monthil

    La cliente

  9. Gaston Modot

    Gaston Modot

    Un gangster

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The Cupboard Was Bare
The Cupboard Was Bare

Original Title L'armoire volante

Status Released

Original Language French

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