Strangers of the Evening (1932)

Genres - Comedy, Horror, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy  |   Release Date - May 15, 1932 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Also known as The Hidden Corpse, Strangers of the Evening is an effective blend of horror and humor. There's dirty work at the city morgue, where the body of Frank Daniels (Lucien Littlefield) suddenly disappears. Later on, at Daniels' funeral, the wrong man is buried. It's all the handiwork of crooked undertaker Chandler (Warner Richmond), who is part of a complex political cover-up. Things get really hairy when Daniels shows up very much alive, much to the astonishment of his daughter Ruth (Miriam Seeger). Top-billed ZaSu Pitts plays the Daniels family maid, who has a vested interest in the macabre goings-on.

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afterlife, burial, buried-alive, corpse, death, premature-burial