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The Loved One (1965)

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Starring (View all)
Robert Morse Robert Morse
Dennis Barlow
Jonathan Winters Jonathan Winters
Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy
Anjanette Comer Anjanette Comer
Aimee Thanatogenous
Rod Steiger Rod Steiger
Mr. Joyboy
Dana Andrews Dana Andrews
Gen. Brinkman
Milton Berle Milton Berle
Mr. Kenton
James Coburn James Coburn
Immigration Officer
John Gielgud John Gielgud
Sir Francis Hinsley


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Terry Southern Terry Southern
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A lasting impression

12 years, 6 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)
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"A bizarre black comedy from Tony Richardson, with Robert Morse as an English poet who heads to Hollywood to stay with his uncle. After he commits suicide, the poet finds himself was drawn to a funeral parlour and in particular, a young woman who works there. This comedy is very uneven and some of the humour misses the target massively. Plays out more as a curious cult favourite thanks to the cameos from the likes of Liberace. The film drags by the final act when the humour switches to more a rom"


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