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Kill or Cure (1962)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  September 1962 (UK)
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Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain J. (Jeroboam) Barker-Rynde PI
Dr. Julian Crossley
Det. Insp. Hook
Moira Redmond ...
Frances Roitman - Clifford's Secretary
Katya Douglas ...
Rita, Green Glades Nurse
David Lodge ...
Richards, Male Nurse
Burton, Hook's Assistant
Hazel Terry ...
Mrs. Rachel Crossley
Roger Forrester (as Derrin Nesbitt)
Harry Locke ...
Arthur Howard ...
Johnson - Green Glades Desk Clerk
Tristram Jellinek ...
Asst. Clerk
Peter Butterworth ...
Green Glades Barman
Patricia Hayes ...
Lily the Waitress


Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious death. Enter Lionel Jeffries as the Scotland yard Inspector aided by his Sergeant (a young Ronnie Barker) Written by Bygadsir

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Rumbelow is seen wearing an Oldham Athletics Club tracksuit - actor Eric Sykes was born in the Lancashire town. See more »


Rumbelow: We'll start you off with parsnip pulp and carrot juice before gradually working you up to grass salads.
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It should have been a Classic
20 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kill or Cure ticks all the boxes to make it a 'must see British Film', until I switch off the Video and decide whether I want to erase the tape or not. Frankly, it doesn't work. And it should. And that is the most infuriating thing about this film. Look at the cast and plot: Terry Thomas is a private eye investigating a murder mystery at a health club/hotel (run by Dennis Price). He teems up with an obsessive physical fitness organiser, played by Eric Sykes at the height of his filmed career. In the best British Murder Mystery Genre, they try and bring the murderer to book ahead of Lionel Jeffries' neurotic Policeman. The murderer is uncovered, there is a lovely twist at the end, but I was left with a nagging 'could do better' feeling.

It lacked that vital something. The film was well cast; it was well plotted; decently filmed; enthusiastically acted, but even lacks the charm and appeal of the Agatha Christie Films made at the same time.

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