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Murder, He Says (2011)

Fred MacMurray , Marjorie Main , George Marshall  |  NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Helen Walker, Jean Heather Porter Hall, Peter Whitney
  • Directors: George Marshall
  • Writers: Lou Breslow, Jack Moffitt
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005STRKC4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,460 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Trotter Polling Company employee Pete Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is sent down the back roads and into the backwoods in search for a missing fellow employee in Murder, He Says (1945). The city slicker soon finds himself mixed up with a family of homicidal hillbillies who are looking for stolen loot hidden on their property. Featuring Marjorie Main (Ma and Pa Kettle) in an over-the-top performance, this fast-paced farce is in the grand tradition of such macabre favorites as The Old Dark House (1932) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SENSATIONAL SLEEPER COMEDY-MUST BE SEEN! December 8, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
A truly hilarious and fun-filled movie in which MacMurray is nothing less than terrific. Fred plays a statistics gathering insurance salesman in the Ozarks. It's goodbye to sanity when we meet these hilarious hillbillies! The crazy twin killers are brilliantly portrayed by Peter Whitney (as Mert and Bert Fleagle) Barbara Pepper plays their sister Bonnie and Marjorie Main is an absolute riot as Mamie Johnson. Bonnie has hidden 70,000 dollars somewhere in the abode and MacMurray is kept confused by Main as a frantic search for the dough ensues. The antics and clever direction keep the laughs coming at rapid fire pace, and this movie is a unique gem.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredibly hilarious, fun comedy! December 2, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
I love this movie...SO much. I've loved it for years. I, too, had a copy taped off AMC and am awaiting a nice new copy of it, since I haven't seen it in years. McMurray is hysterical in his role of a salesman who stumbles upon a house of cooky crazies and gets involved in an intruiging case of murder. In ways it's almost a little spooky, but mostly it had me rolling in the aisles. I especially liked the part where Fred is stuck in that box with one of the twins legs dangling out and it looks like he's sitting down. Everytime I see that I almost die of hysterics. I love old movies and love reviewing them, and if anyone else loves old movies such as these, please email me! I love talking about them.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EUREKA!!!!!! June 28, 2005
By Roxee
Format:VHS Tape
I have been looking for this movie FOREVER! I LOVE it! I literally split my side from laughter the first time I saw it which was over 15 years ago. I have not been able to find it sense. I go on the movie channels to see if anyone has it in their movie line-up but, NO ONE does! Now, I must admit, $58 is quite a chunk of change to pay for a VHS tape. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE put this jewel of a movie on DVD. I'm a college student, so enough said about how much money I have for non-essentials. so, PLEASE, put this movie on DVD!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plese Put On DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! March 8, 2005
By viewer
Format:VHS Tape
Please put this superb Fred MacMurray film noir classic on DVD,so that humble people such as myself can afford it.Thanks!!!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally available again! December 9, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is a great character-type of comedy, especially if you appreciate "Hillbilly humor". Good for a wholesome laugh, although some younger children may not like two eerie characters and a glowing dog. The plot is not intriguing, but quick-moving dialogue and wit keep this "ghost story" going. The portrayal of two brothers (who are hillbilly twins) by one actor is very amusing. For those who have a good, down-to-earth sense of humor or enjoy the art of slapstick or like that third-person comedy (you know something "they" don't know, as in I Love Lucy shows), this movie is an absolute MUST HAVE. A classic black-and-white Fred MacMurray on the order of The Absent-Minded Professor, only earlier and more physically comedic. I am so glad it is back, since I have looked everywhere for it, for almost ten years!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
The sight gags in this movie are so funny that they are still being imitated today. "Haunted Honeymoon" starring Gene Wilder used many of them, but not quite so well. It's a movie for everyone from Grandma to Teenager to Little Tommy. It is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. You will also find yourself singing the little ditty that unlocks the mystery of the piece. A friend of mine saw this movie when it first came out and she can still singsong the rhyme. I first saw it on TV and have searched for a copy of it for years. My family will be thrilled to have finally found it. In fact I'll probably give each of them their own copy for Christmas.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's time to DVD this gem!!! January 16, 2006
By E. Mann
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of the funniest, goofiest movies I've ever seen! Excellent cast! Had it on VHS and it finally got eaten after so very many viewings. Please, please return this hysterical timeless piece on DVD. We need to have a Fred MacMurray comedy box set!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Everybody Chasing Everbody January 26, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Fred MacMurray stars as a pollster looking for a disappeared colleague in hillbilly country who gets mixed up with Marjorie Main and her half-witted brood trying to recover some hidden money. The film is non-stop action, as everyone is chasing or running away from everyone else. There's glowing animals (and the odd person or two) and it's set in one of those only-in-a-movie houses with secret passageways behind the walls. The characters aren't played with much subtlety, and the laughs are sometimes forced, but it's all played with a lot of energy. A better director might have given the film a little style instead of just hammering home every scene, but if you like a lot of slapstick and chase films, you'll probably enjoy this one a lot,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good Fred MacMurry movie...
Well the heading pretty much says it all... why just 4 stars? the price and being made on a DVD-r disk instead of a true DVD disk. Read more
Published 8 days ago by J. W. Dietrich
4.0 out of 5 stars "I glow don't I? I'm poisoned!"
This would like to be Arsenic and Old Lace but it isn't. It's the story of a hapless pollster in search of a missing coworker. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Einsatz
1.0 out of 5 stars Disc Quality was Terrible
We were looking forward to seeing this Fred MacMurray film that we hadn't yet seen, but when we received our initial order, the disc wouldn't play at all with a message that the... Read more
Published 23 days ago by K. Sugg
3.0 out of 5 stars It was OK
I thought this was a new copy of the movie, but there were a couple spots where the movie would stop in mid play then start and stop again. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Marlene Couvillon
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorites
I love this movie BUT after two attempts at ordering and then replacing the dvd it would not play on my DVD player , it is never a problem with other DVD so I can only assume this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by c maxwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
Murder, He Says is a great, Fun old Movie Fred MacMurray is a good Actor I had no problems playing this Movie worked on My Blu Ray DVD Player
Published 1 month ago by Katie
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it,
I loved this movie as a child, Fred MacMurray was at his best.
I am so happy to share it with my children.
Published 1 month ago by Tisa
4.0 out of 5 stars I have this on video
Now I have it on DVD. I have loved this movie since I was a kid and watched it on TV with my dad. It is slap stick, and has the great actor/comedian Fred MacMurry in one of his... Read more
Published 1 month ago by IcksPigeon
5.0 out of 5 stars As good today as it was then!
This movie has stuck in my head for forty plus years. It's a great fun romp that gave me laughs and chills as a child and still makes me laugh out loud today. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Prepper John
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia rules.
A 1940's comedy. It is quite dated now, and involves a dumb hero involved with a murderous family of Hillbillies. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. Bethell
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