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The Gazebo (1959)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  January 1960 (USA)
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TV writer Elliott Nash buries a blackmailer under the new gazebo in his suburban backyard. But the nervous man can't let the body rest there.

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Elliott Nash
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Nell Nash
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Harlow Edison
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Sam Thorpe
Mabel Albertson ...
Miss Chandler
Doro Merande ...
Matilda
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Lt. Joe Jenkins
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The Duke / A. Wellington Broos
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Ben
Dick Wessel ...
Louis the Louse (as Richard Wessel)
Herman ...
Herman the Pigeon
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TV writer Elliott Nash buries a blackmailer under the new gazebo in his suburban backyard. But the nervous man can't let the body rest there.

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They're Having A Little Trouble With Her Gazebo... but doesn't EVERYONE! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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January 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sin talento para matar  »

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Trivia

This is the last black-and-white feature appearance by Debbie Reynolds, performing her final monochrome song and dance - "Something Called Love" (music by Walter Kent, lyrics by Walton Farrar). See more »

Goofs

Elliot Nash haphazardly buries the attaché case with Dan Shelby, but when The Duke and Louis the Louse dig up Shelby a few days later, Dan is holding the attaché very tight in his left hand. See more »

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Referenced in Head Above Water (1996) See more »

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Something Called Love
by Walter Kent and Walton Farrar
Performed by Debbie Reynolds (uncredited)
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Offbeat, Funny And Still Worth Watching
7 December 2001 | by (Maui) – See all my reviews

A story that twists and turns it's way through some good laughs. An unconventional, black comedy of sorts, this little gem from 1960 is amusing mainly through Glenn Ford's high strung nervous performance of the desperate husband who's run out of ideas. Debbie Reynolds and Carl Reiner give adequate performances in their roles. The overall feeling is a bit stagy at times, giving heed to it's Broadway beginnings, but still effective as a movie. There's a little comical tribute to "Hitch" in there that works quite well too. This early 60's film is still worth watching. 7/10.


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