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Maid for Murder (1962)

She'll Have to Go (original title)
Brothers Francis and Douglas Oberon, find themselves cut off from the family fortune by their late grandmother's will. Their distant cousin (once removed), maidservant Antoinette "Toni" ... See full summary »




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Complete credited cast:
Francis Oberon
Alfred Marks ...
Douglas Oberon
Hattie Jacques ...
Miss Richards
Dennis Lotis ...
Hugh Lloyd ...
Peter Butterworth ...
Harry Locke ...


Brothers Francis and Douglas Oberon, find themselves cut off from the family fortune by their late grandmother's will. Their distant cousin (once removed), maidservant Antoinette "Toni" Oberon, is the benefactor of the entire estate fortune and is arriving to view her new property. Facing being homeless, broke, and actually working for a living, the boys devise a plot to either marry Toni (and share the fortune), or kill her off and claim the estate for themselves. Written by John Tserkezis

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What a Corpus Delecti! It's sheer murder...upstairs and downstairs...and in the lady's chamber...in the wildest, wackiest comedy that ever brought down the house with laughs!




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12 June 1962 (Sweden)  »

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She'll Have to Go
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
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Deadly farce
23 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Following the international success of Brigitte Bardot, a glamorous continental star became de rigueur in many British films of the late fifties and early sixties. Here it's Anna Karina, standing in the way of two fortune-hunting brothers, played by Alfred Marks and Bob Monkhouse, living in unlikely circumstances with their butler in an old mansion on top of a cliff. Marriage or murder are the options, and the brothers decide on the latter. So you can split your sides laughing as Marks laces her cakes with rat poison and fall about as Monkhouse attempts to run her over. Rarely in his distinguished career can he have worked as hard in pursuit of so few laughs. Maybe a more accomplished director than Robert Asher could have wrung some more humour out of the various other assassination attempts that go awry, but such tired business as the revolving fireplace that plays no part in the plot, and Peter Butterworth's short-sighted doctor, look desperate. Far too little is seen of Hattie Jacques, whose eccentric journalist provides the few real moments of fun. Now out on DVD, and described as 'stylish' on the blurb, which was not the first word to occur to me.

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