On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.
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Trotter pollster Pete Marshall is trying to find a missing coworker. In a rural town he stumbles onto the roughian Fleagle family. Bert and Mert would just as soon "splatter" snoopers with their rifles. However, Ma Johnson focuses the family energies on finding cousin Bonnie Fleagle's $70,000 bank job stash, somewhere around the large old rickety house. Claire Matthews, the daughter of a man implicated in Bonnie's bank job, also comes in search of the money to try and clear her father's name. Marshall and Matthews team up to try and decode Grandma Fleagle's strange deathbed clue but with Mr. Johnson attempting to poison people and Bonnie Fleagle showing up herself after a prison escape, it's anybody's guess as to who will find the money first.Written by
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For sheer silliness, it's hard to top MURDER, HE SAYS, a largely forgotten comedy that really does provide a lot of laughs if you're willing to succumb to the zany plot.
FRED MacMURRAY does a dandy job as a pollster who ventures into hillbilly territory--a household run by MARJORIE MAIN--and gets into a whole lot of farcical situations in a number of plot twists dealing with buried treasure and a family of kooks who are willing to kill to get their share of the loot.
The only brief respite from all the mad happenings is a slight love interest angle with HELEN WALKER as the pretty gal who's MacMurray's love interest. But the story goes from one slapstick situation to another with murderous intent dangling everywhere to provide a dark element to the comedy. It's the clever combination of mirth and mystery that keeps the plot spinning. The lazy Susan scene with each member trying to avoid the poisoned food is just one of the funniest moments.
MacMurray's role was originally intended for Bob Hope (who had other commitments) but he does a fine job as the man entangled with the backwoods family from hell.
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