MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,772 this week

No Place Like Homicide! (1961)
"What a Carve Up!" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  1963 (Austria)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 370 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 3 critic

Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 373 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1212 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 26 May 2013
 
a list of 285 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: No Place Like Homicide! (1961)

No Place Like Homicide! (1961) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of No Place Like Homicide!.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Ghoul (1933)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An Egyptologist returns from the dead to take revenge on those who have violated his tomb.

Director: T. Hayes Hunter
Stars: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Mickey Spillane, Shirley Eaton, Scott Peters
Rhino! (1964)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A zoologist working to save the endangered animals of africa has problems with poachers and local tribesmen who don't understand his methods. But, with the help of the local district nurse,... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Tors
Stars: Harry Guardino, Shirley Eaton, Robert Culp
The Big Job (1965)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An inept gang of bank robbers, led by George The Brain, are caught and sentenced to 15 years hard labour each. When they are released from prison they start out to collect the money they ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Quietly competent young Joanna moves with her scatterbrain mother to a country village to take up her first job as District Nurse. She soon overcomes the suspicion of her patients used to ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Juliet Mills, Ronald Lewis, Joan Sims
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Sumuru is a beautiful but evil woman who plans world domination by having her sexy all-female army eliminate male leaders and replace them with her female agents.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff
Stars: Frankie Avalon, George Nader, Shirley Eaton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.

Director: Mario Zampi
Stars: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Peggy Mount
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A writer attempts to raise some cash by writing a book about the Loch Ness Monster. No publisher will take it because they all think there isn't really a monster. The writer and some of his... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Gunn
Stars: Adam Faith, Sidney James, Carole Lesley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Callan, Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott
Arabella (1967)
Certificate: M Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Virna Lisi is at her peak using her womanly wiles to seduce Terry-Thomas (in multiple roles) to aid her debt-ridden grandmother, Margaret Rutherford.

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Virna Lisi, James Fox, Margaret Rutherford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Sidney James ...
Syd Butler
...
Ernie Broughton
...
Linda Dickson
...
Guy Broughton
...
Everett Sloane
...
Fisk - the Butler
Esma Cannon ...
Aunt Emily
Michael Gwynn ...
Malcolm Broughton
Valerie Taylor ...
Janet Broughton
Philip O'Flynn ...
Arkwright / Gabriel Broughton
George Woodbridge ...
Dr. Edward Broughton
Frederick Piper ...
Hearse Driver
Timothy Bateson ...
Porter
Edit

Storyline

Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead. Written by John M Doyle

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Gay-Slay of the Year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1963 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

No Place Like Homicide!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is heavily referenced in Jonathan Coe's 1994 novel "What a Carve Up!" See more »

Goofs

As the "dead" body of Everett Sloane goes into the fish-pond, he puts out his arms to protect himself. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Ghoul (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Chopsticks
(uncredited)
Music by Euphemia Allen (as Arthur De Lulli)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Probably the best of it's genre !
12 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What is it about these old black and white comedies which makes you want to watch them over and over again? I think that us brits have a real talent for the old spoof/comedy horror and this, in my opinion is the finest.

Kenneth Connor plays 'Ernest Broughton', a cowardly proof reader who finds he is a beneficiary to his late Uncle Gabriel's estate. Alongside him is Sid James who plays 'Sidney Butler' , his scheming, but tolerant flatmate. These two are excellent, playing the parts to their strengths as they go to 'Blackshore Towers' for the reading of Gabriels will.

The supporting cast of Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price and Esma Cannon are superb, each playing parts which are perfectly suited to their own individual styles, whilst Michael Gough gives a great portrayal of 'Fisk', the sinister old butler. There is also a great performance by Donald Pleasence as 'Everet Sloane' the solicitor acting on behalf of the deceased.

If you are a fan of this type of film then you won't be disappointed. It is up there with 'The house in Nightmare Park' and 'The old dark house', only better in my opinion. Sadly though, it is not available on DVD and has been deleted on VHS, but it does crop up on TV occasionally. If you haven't already seen it then keep an eye on your TV guide for it and set the video for, in my opinion, one of the most watchable britcoms of all time.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good film whatdifferencedoesitmake
Jonathan Coe f-berlivet
Favourite Quotes munki82
To Be Released On DVD soon!! Wanderer11
Stanley Unwin? P_Bear
Now easily available on dvd... balbs
Discuss No Place Like Homicide! (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?