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The Loved One (1965)

The Loved One
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Robert Morse Robert Morse
Dennis Barlow
Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters
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Anjanette Comer Anjanette Comer
Aimee Thanatogenous
Dana Andrews Dana Andrews
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Milton Berle Milton Berle
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James Coburn James Coburn
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John Gielgud John Gielgud
Sir Francis Hinsley
Tab Hunter Tab Hunter
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A lasting impression

8 years, 2 months ago at Apr 15 8:13
This is one of My favorite films, if not My most favorite film!

If you enjoy British humor you'll laugh your ass off at the script.. And if you like American perky-goth sitcoms characters like the Addams Family and The Munsters you'll fall for all the other characters as well.

It left a lasting impact on Me from the 1st time I saw it as a child that stuck with Me till... read more
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Description: The funeral business gets a giant raspberry in this wickedly wacky, resplendently ridiculous farce based on Evelyn Waugh's macabre comic masterpiece and directed with inspired verve by Tony Richardson (Tom Jones). But the American way of death isn't the film's only target: sex, greed, religion and mother love are also in the crosshairs of its satirical shots. Robert Morse plays a bemused would-be poet who gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur (Jonathan Winters), a mom-obsessed mortician (Rod Steiger) and other bizarre characters played by such adept farceurs as John Gielgud, Robert Morley, Tab Hunter, Milton Berl ... (more)
Release date: 11 October 1965
Tags: Comedy (4), Dark Comedy (3), 1965 (3), Poetry (2), Funeral Home (2), Con Men (1), Rocket (1), Death (1), Astronaught (1), Cosmetologist (1), Embalming (1), 60s (1), Disney Cottages (1), Milton Burl (1), Cemetary (1), Jonathan Winters (1), Liberace (1), Avi (1), 1960s (1), British (1)
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