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No Place Like Homicide! (1961)

What a Carve Up! (original title)
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.

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Sidney James ...
Syd Butler
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Ernie Broughton
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Linda Dickson
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Guy Broughton
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Everett Sloane
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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 ...
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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

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15 September 1961 (UK)  »

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

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When Sid James displayed the broken telephone wire when trying to ring the police, his hands have jumped from holding the telephone wire straight into his pockets. See more »

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Remake of The Ghoul (1933) See more »

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An enjoyable movie for a lazy Sunday afternoon
24 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I often wonder if movies like this had the audiences of the time rolling in the aisles or did folk react in much the same way most people today would, with a certain cynical boredom? Personally, I'm a fan of all sorts of humour, and that includes the light silliness of movies like this. Few people, probably nobody in fact, will get belly-laughs from this film, but my girlfriend and I, and her sister, watched it together smiling and chuckling all the way through. We were entertained and we'd watch it again.

Part of the appeal, of course, for a thirty-something like me is that strange nostalgia for a time you never experienced and certainly never was. Even though it's an unrealistic spooky murder mystery, you'd still quite like to be there with the characters, enjoying this curiously innocent world where people die in a remarkable bloodless fashion.

There's a good cast, full of recognisable faces - there's fun to had from finally realising that you're looking at a very young Michael Gough and playing a butler long before Alfred in the first four Batman movies.

It's ultimately absurd, but it's a well-put-together little film, with a great cast, an atmospheric set and a light but entertaining plot, perfect for lazy Sunday afternoon viewing.


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