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The Loved One (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 11 October 1965 (USA)
Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

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Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee Thanatogenos. But he has three problems - the strict rules of owner Blessed Reverand Glenworthy, the rivalry of embalmer Mr Joyboy, and the shame of now working himself at The Happy Hunting Ground pets' memorial home. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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11 October 1965 (USA)  »

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Los seres queridos  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Final film of Liberace. See more »

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Henry's voice says "Will", whereas his mouth appears to say "Jack". See more »

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Dusty Acres: You just turn him loose, D.J. Junior, and I'll try to ride him.
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References Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstance
By Edward Elgar
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Even better than I remembered
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was one who saw it in 1965, and GOT IT. I have waited lo these many years for a video copy. I am only disappointed that the quality of the print is so fuzzy. Why has it not been digitally remastered?!! Sir Francis's cottage and pool were so much more evocative when we could see them. Are you listening, Ted? (but don't colorize it. It's perfect in B&W)My teenage son asked if anyone was doing a remake. Perish the thought! How could anyone improve on Jonathan Winters, Bobby Morse, Rod Steiger and Liberace? Or any of the many cameos? This is truly Terry Southern's finest screen writing, and the acting is unparalleled. Robert Morely's funeral recitation still cracks me up. The world's greatest black comedy!


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