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The Loved One (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 11 October 1965 (USA)
Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Director:

Tony Richardson

Writers:

Evelyn Waugh (novel), Terry Southern (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Morse ... Dennis Barlow
Jonathan Winters ... Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy
Anjanette Comer ... Aimee Thanatogenous
Rod Steiger ... Mr. Joyboy
Dana Andrews ... General Brinkman
Milton Berle ... Mr. Kenton
James Coburn ... Immigration Officer
John Gielgud ... Sir Francis Hinsley
Tab Hunter ... Guide
Margaret Leighton ... Mrs. Kenton
Liberace ... Mr. Starker
Roddy McDowall ... D.J. Jr.
Robert Morley ... Sir Ambrose Ambercrombie
Barbara Nichols ... Sadie Blodgett
Lionel Stander ... The Guru Brahmin
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Storyline

Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee Thanatogenos. But he has three problems - the strict rules of owner Blessed Reverand Glenworthy, the rivalry of embalmer Mr Joyboy, and the shame of now working himself at The Happy Hunting Ground pets' memorial home. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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From The Man Who Made "Tom Jones"! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los seres queridos See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Mono (Ryder Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the studio canteen scene between Robert Morse and Sir John Gielgud, an extra can be seen in the background wearing the monster mask from The Outer Limits: The Sixth Finger (1963). See more »

Goofs

When Dennis opens the refrigerator in the office of the pet cemetery, two dead dogs can clearly be seen on the top and bottom shelves. Dennis leaves the refrigerator door open while he turns and sets a drink down. When he turns back, the refrigerator interior shows something covered in paper on the top shelf and a dead cat curled up on the bottom shelf. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Kenton: [trying to wrestle the gun away from Mrs. Kenton] Take Arthur and run! Take him and run!
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Connections

References Mister Ed (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Isoldes Liebestod
Composed by Richard Wagner
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Fantastic edgy 60's Hollywood humor
10 May 2002 | by m101See all my reviews

One of those movies that make you wonder how it got made when it was made, "The Loved One" is a priceless treasure. See this movie, and you'll want all the quirky irreverent funny people you love to see it too.

WHY IS THIS MOVIE NOT ON VIDEOTAPE? I mean, if somebody can take the time to put "Porky's II" on DVD, I think humanity is ill-served by the lack of a law to ensure that movies like "The Loved One" are also available.


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