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The Horror of It All (1964)

American salesman Jack Robinson falls in love with Englishwoman Cynthia Marley and they visit her family so he can ask for permission to marry her. She points out to him that her relatives ... See full summary »

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Jack Robinson
Erica Rogers ...
Cynthia Marley
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Cornwallis Marley
Andree Melly ...
Natalia Marley (as Andrée Melly)
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Reginald Marley
Jack Bligh ...
Percival Marley
Archie Duncan ...
Muldoon Marley
Erik Chitty ...
Grandpa Marley
Oswald Laurence ...
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American salesman Jack Robinson falls in love with Englishwoman Cynthia Marley and they visit her family so he can ask for permission to marry her. She points out to him that her relatives are rather eccentric and, by the way, a cousin has just died. The remaining members of the clan are; the sinister Reginal; Percival, an inventor who has recently discovered electricity, the phonograph, and several other handy items; Natalia, a macabre, vampire-like creature; Cornwallis, a hammy and dapper ex-actor; Grandfather, who lies bedridden upstairs; and, by the way, Muldoon, who is kept locked up in the fear that he will harm someone. Several attempts are made on his life which leads Jack to believe that the Marleys are a shade past eccentric. He becomes convinced that he is just in the way of one of the Marley's attempts to do away with the other Marleys, especially, during his investigation of the vanishing Marleys, when he learns that the family fortune consists of one million dollars and ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Zaniest Bunch of Ghouls Ever to Haunt a House!

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13 January 1966 (Mexico)  »

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A Casa dos Fantasmas  »

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Trivia

Released on a double-bill with Witchcraft (1964). See more »

Goofs

As Jack is trapped in the room with the ceiling going down him, he calls for help several times but his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

John J. 'Jack' Robinson: [members of the family are discussing the drinks] Oh? What do you like to drink?
Natalia Marley: Bloody Marys!
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Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

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The Horror of it All
Written and Sung by Pat Boone
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Sheesh! What a dog!
6 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's even more depressing when you consider the talent behind the camera--Terence Fisher did this??? I won't bother to get into the plot. It's a "horror comedy" (I use both terms very loosely) about an old, dark house and a bunch of idiots running around doing lame slapstick and unfunny jokes. Badly acted, directed and written. Go see "Hold That Ghost" or "An American Werewolf in London" or "The Howling". Even the remake of "The Old Dark House"! They're all prime examples of how to do horror and comedy.


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