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The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror | 22 January 1964 (USA)
Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.

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Waldo Trumbull
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Felix Gillie
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Amos Hinchley
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Amaryllis Trumbull
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Cemetery Keeper
Beverly Powers ...
Mrs. Phipps (as Beverly Hills)
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Mr. John F. Black
Alan DeWitt ...
Riggs
Buddy Mason ...
Mr. Phipps
Douglas Williams ...
Doctor
Linda Rogers ...
Phipps' Maid
Luree Holmes ...
Black's Servant
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Cleopatra (as Rhubarb)
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Storyline

Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Your favorite creeps...together again! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

In Spain hadn't a theatrical release until 1984, 21 years later. The film was only released -with 1 copy- at first in Barcelona (February/84, Maryland) and later in Madrid (May/84, Bellas Artes), only projected in subtitled version. The dubbed version was for VHS premiere (1984) and later was broadcast on TV premiere. See more »

Goofs

Peter Lorre's stunt double is quite obvious - he's clearly a younger man (with longer, darker hair), wearing a Lorre mask. See more »

Quotes

Amos Hinchley: My friends, we have gathered ourselves together within these bog-grieved walls to pay homage to the departed soul of... what's his name, whom the pious and unyielding fates have chosen to pluck from the very prime of his existence and place in the bleak sarcophagus of all eternity. Hmmm, that's pretty good.
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Absolutely hysterical!
12 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film as a child over 30 years ago, and I still remember many specific moments from it. I found it absolutely hysterical then, and still do today. Vincent Price and Peter Lorre are terrific. Lots of broad slapstick, but a lot of funny smaller moments and asides that work very well, also. I read some of the other comments, some who thought it unfunny. They are crazy. See this movie!


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