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The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  22 January 1964 (USA)
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Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

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Waldo Trumbull
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Felix Gillie
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Amos Hinchley
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Amaryllis Trumbull
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Cemetery Keeper
Beverly Powers ...
Mrs. Phipps (as Beverly Hills)
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Mr. John F. Black
Alan DeWitt ...
Buddy Mason ...
Mr. Phipps
Douglas Williams ...
Doctor
Linda Rogers ...
Phipps' Maid
Luree Holmes ...
Black's Servant
Orangey ...
Cleopatra (as Rhubarb)
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Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A macabre romp featuring 4 great names from the Horror Hall of Fame! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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22 January 1964 (USA)  »

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The Graveside Story  »

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Completed September 1963. See more »

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Peter Lorre's stunt double is quite obvious - he's clearly a younger man (with longer, darker hair), wearing a Lorre mask. See more »

Quotes

Amaryllis Trumbull: Don't you think you've had...
Waldo Trumbull: Shut your mouth. Women! As soon put your trust in them as put a pistol to your head.
Amaryllis Trumbull: You really should...
Waldo Trumbull: Be Still!
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Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014) See more »

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Great fun.
19 February 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Highly recommended to those with a devilish sense of humour. Vincent Price is wonderfully evil as the desperate undertaker. Peter Lorre is disgusting but lovable as the assistant caught between Price's evil ways and his lovely (opera-punishing) wife (played with gusto and terrible audibility by Joyce Jameson). Boris Karloff (who never seems to get his medicine) is excellent as JJ's elderly father.

Honours go to their demanding landlord, Basil Rathbone, who.... well, watch the film and find out.


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