Michael Curtiz, 1947
Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Hurd Hatfield
“We missed you while you were dead.”
Victor Grandison, a famous radio host whose programs concerns murder mysteries, crime, and horror, is seemingly surrounded by death. His lovely, wealthy niece, Matilda, dies in a shipwreck while visiting South America. His secretary soon follows soon and hangs herself in Grandison’s office. Despite the grim circumstances, Grandison’s poor, though haughty surviving niece, Althea, throws him a birthday party. An unexpected guest arrives, Stephen Howard, claiming that he married Matilda just before her death. To everyone’s surprise, Matilda arrives home, alive, shortly after, though she has no memory of Stephen. As the bodies begin to pile up and it is revealed that the secretary was really murdered, Matilda and Stephen attempt to learn who is responsible.