‘Murder, He Says’

Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 11, 2012

What is the name of an old film where the characters look for stolen loot, and the clue is in a song sung by a young woman wandering about an old house?

—Barb Cornish, Ypsilanti, Mich.

That is the 1945 Paramount slapstick comedy Murder, He Says, now on DVD, in which Fred MacMurray stars as a pollster captured by a family of murderous hillbillies. The other stars include Marjorie Main, Helen Walker and Peter Whitney, who portrays twin brutes via split-screen photography.