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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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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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one of my favorite films
19 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is there any way to get a copy of this film? I saw it several times when it was released in the 50s and have never seen it again....I have tried to check on its DVD availability to no avail and have never seen it listed on TV.....It is absolutely hilarious and the cast contains actors who were famous veterans and some (Anthony Newley and Michael Caine) appearing in small but marvelous roles. I don't understand why it hasn't had a big following, enough to be able to see it and obtain a copy. Nigel Patrick is at his top form as the patriarch of the family down on its financial luck. One scene has himself and Wendy Hiller dressing as always for dinner which she has had to cook. It's a funny movie in itself, but as a satire of the British stiff upper lip, among other things, it deserves re-seeing many times.


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