|Bob Hope||Wally Campbell|
|Paulette Goddard||Joyce Norman|
|Gale Sondergaard||Miss Lu|
|John Beal||Fred Blythe|
|Douglass Montgomery||Charles Wilder|
|George Zucco||Mr. Crosby, lawyer|
Ten years after the death of millionaire Cyrus Norman, his will is to be read out to his six relatives, including Joyce Norman and Wally Campbell . Organized by Norman's lawyer, Crosby, the six meet at Norman's eerie New Orleans Gothic mansion. During the reading, the superstitious housekeeper declares that someone will be dead by midnight. Wally fears for Joyce when she is declared the sole inheritor, but all are alarmed when Crosby turns up dead.