MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,777 this week

How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

 -  Crime | Comedy  -  June 1957 (UK)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 109 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(play),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 763 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 25 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of How to Murder a Rich Uncle.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Wrong Box (1966)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson
X, Y and Zee (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The venomous and amoral wife of a wealthy architect tries, any way she can, to break up the blossoming romance between her husband and his new mistress; a good-natured young widow who holds a dark past.

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Susannah York
Deadfall (1968)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Eric Portman
Peeper (1976)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn
Certificate: GP Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen
The Magus (1968)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

What is real and what is fiction? Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Helmut Berger
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman
Alfie (1966)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Black anti-apartheid activist and British engineer are forced to run from South African secret police.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Michael Caine, Nicol Williamson
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Feature writer Ray Savage is assigned to uncover the facts leading to the sudden death of Jayne Hayle. His investigations expose an intricate web of crimes and characters involved in a kidnapping, murder and counterfeiting.

Director: Ernest Morris
Stars: Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Jennifer Jayne
Breakout (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst.

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Richard Todd, Bernard Lee, Michael Wilding
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ...
Henry
...
Uncle George
...
Edith Clitterburn
...
Alice
...
Edward
Athene Seyler ...
Grannie
Kenneth Fortescue ...
Albert
Paddy Webster ...
Constance (as Patricia Webster)
...
Gilrony
Trevor Reid ...
Inspector Harris
Cyril Luckham ...
Coroner
Johnson Bayly ...
Radio Officer
Martin Boddey ...
Police Sergeant
Kevin Stoney ...
Bar Steward
Anthony Shaw ...
Colonial Type
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | based on play | See All (2) »

Taglines:

The movie no niece or nephew can afford to miss!

Genres:

Crime | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1957 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle George  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last film of Katie Johnson. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Low-Key But Hilarious Murder Mystery Spoof!
28 March 2002 | by (Whitehall, PA) – See all my reviews

Nigel Patrick does double-duty as star and director of this low-key but hilarious spoof of such genteel British thrillers as AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. John Paxton's script finds rich American uncle Charles Coburn paying a visit to the English ancestral home where, unbeknownst to him, his aristocratic nephew (Patrick) and the rest of the requisite wacky family members are suffering a severe money deficiency. No sooner has kindly old Uncle unpacked than Patrick, his wife Wendy Hiller, and nearly all of the rest of the cash-crazed clan are plotting the unsuspecting Yank's untimely demise in hope of inheriting his fortune. Much to their dismay -- and the viewer's merriment -- all their efforts to provide Coburn with an "accidental death" backfire big-time (heh heh)... Katie Johnson of THE LADYKILLERS fame nearly steals the show as a sweetly dotty yet vaguely spooky cousin who takes a shine to Coburn. I was surprised, though, by the youthful Anthony Newley as the crackpot criminologist suitor of Patrick's and Hiller's daughter. Not only is Newley far less grating than he became in later films, he's downright funny! Also, keep your eyes peeled (or should I say "pealed" :-) for a very young Michael Caine as a gangly bell-ringer. In a running sight gag to which mere words can't do justice, Caine teams up with a much shorter fellow to ring the church bells for each new funeral; I'd even go so far as to say it's one of the highlights of the movie. This...RICH UNCLE is well worth putting out the "Welcome" mat for!


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Video Availability? caljobcase
shown at National Media Museum Bradford West Yorkshire mb014f2908
From 16mm jrhode64
Discuss How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?