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How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

The impoverished Clitterburn family live on a grand English estate but times are hard and the head of the household, Sir Henry, seizes upon news of the impending arrival of their rich ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Henry
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Uncle George
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Edith Clitterburn
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Alice
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Edward
Athene Seyler ...
Grannie
Kenneth Fortescue ...
Albert
Paddy Webster ...
Constance (as Patricia Webster)
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Gilrony
Trevor Reid ...
Inspector Harris
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Coroner
Johnson Bayly ...
Radio Officer
Martin Boddey ...
Police Sergeant
Kevin Stoney ...
Bar Steward
Anthony Shaw ...
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The impoverished Clitterburn family live on a grand English estate but times are hard and the head of the household, Sir Henry, seizes upon news of the impending arrival of their rich Canadian Uncle George as the solution to their financial troubles. Written by morroviolet

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The movie no niece or nephew can afford to miss!

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Uncle George  »

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Early film role for Michael Caine who repeats his one-word line "Aye" several times during the story. See more »

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A Marvellous cast and last appearance of Katie Johnson
9 July 2011 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was released at the Odeon Temple Fortune and have remembered it ever since.I have just obtained a copy and i have to say that it wears very well.This was the last film of Katie Johnson and i think that this was trying to build on her great success in The Ladykillers as the film is also a black comedy.It doesn't have the edge of The Ladykillers but it is still very good fun.A great cast featuring a very young Michael Caine who doesn't speak a word.The film was co directed by one of my favourites Nigel Patrick with assistance from Max Varnel,son of Marcel.There is one unusual feature towards the end when a ghostly Nigel Patrick introduces the whole cast once again.He refers to Caine as Mike Caine.


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