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The Man Who Liked Funerals (1959)

A man wants to help a youth club that is in danger of closure. He decides to resort to blackmailing the relatives of the recently deceased, threatening to publish incriminating stories ... See full summary »

Director:

David Eady

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Margot Bennett, Cecily Finn (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Phillips ... Simon Hurd
Susan Beaumont Susan Beaumont ... Stella
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Jeremy Bentham
Thelma Ruby Thelma Ruby ... Junior Mistress
Mary Mackenzie Mary Mackenzie ... Hester Waring
Paul Stassino ... Nick Morelli
Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson ... Lt. Hunter
Charles Clay Charles Clay ... Col. Hunter
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Lady Hunter
Shaun O'Riordan Shaun O'Riordan ... Reverend Pitt
Marianne Stone ... Bentham's secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Bird Michael Bird ... Detective sergeant
Paul Bogdan Paul Bogdan ... Dr. Cantare
Anthony Green Anthony Green ... Tommy
Alastair Hunter ... Communist Party leader
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Storyline

A man wants to help a youth club that is in danger of closure. He decides to resort to blackmailing the relatives of the recently deceased, threatening to publish incriminating stories about them. Then he tries to blackmail the family of a prominent villain. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tote müssen schweigen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A fun caper comedy.
10 August 2012 | by Bogong-the-MagnificentSee all my reviews

The man who liked funerals is one of those ultra low budget, "quota quickies" that the Brits used to make to maintain local content on a double feature with foreign films. Any number of these crop up on late night television around the English speaking world. Most were devoid of both inspiration and budget, but there are a few gems and this is one of them.

A combination of wry whimsy, occasional obvious humour and a touch of ham acting, it's a caper comedy that doesn't take itself at all seriously... and who can resist Leslie Phillips playing it straight fairly early in his long career?


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