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

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  1963 (Austria)
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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.

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Syd Butler
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Ernie Broughton
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Linda Dickson
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Everett Sloane
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Guy Broughton
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Fisk - the Butler
Valerie Taylor ...
Janet Broughton
Esma Cannon ...
Aunt Emily
George Woodbridge ...
Dr. Edward Broughton
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Malcolm Broughton
Philip O'Flynn ...
Arkwright / Gabriel Broughton
Timothy Bateson ...
Porter
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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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The film is heavily referenced in Jonathan Coe's 1994 novel "What a Carve Up!" See more »

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We see Ernie proof-reading the (fictional) novel "The Fiend of the Second Floor Flat" but the spine of the paperback used as the mock-up doesn't match this title. See more »

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Remake of The Ghoul (1933) See more »

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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.


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