About the film
Over My Dead Body
Release Date: January 15, 1942
|Slogan||:||«A Berle's Best Friend... Is His Murder!»|
|Production Companies||:||20th Century Fox|
|Director||:||Malcolm St. Clair|
|Writers||:||James O'Hanlon, Edward James|
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.