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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Anjanette Comer recalled that many well-known actresses wanted the part of Aimee, but Tony Richardson picked her precisely because he wanted an "unknown" for the part. See more »

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There is a rose resting on several books adjacent to the poetry book Dennis takes from the shelf. When he returns from the refrigerator and puts the milk carton on the books, the rose is gone and the books have been rearranged. See more »

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Dusty Acres: [In thick southern drawl] Ah shore do feel bad about yore uncle. He's the one that learned me good English.
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Pomp and Circumstance
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A tirade if you will...
28 October 2004 | by (Ertznay) – See all my reviews

I can't post anything new about this brilliant movie that hasn't already been posted, I just want to know why,why,why, has MGM not released this movie on DVD? They put out so many of their 'comedies' like the abysmally unfunny 'Madhouse' or the pointless movie version of 'Car 54 where are you?' which had no laughs at all, or how about the nadir of Bill Murrays career the painfully awful 'Larger than Life'. You can get all of these movies on DVD no problemo, but 'The Loved One' no... sorry.. can't be done. Does that make sense to anyone? I am amazed they had the concept to release the awesome 'Lord love a duck.' Get with it MGM!


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