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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Paul Williams, 25 at the time this film was made, was concerned that his natural voice was too deep to play a preteen, and tried make his voice as high-pitched as he reasonably could. 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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Rev. Wilbur Glenworthy: Death has become a middle class business. There's no future in it.
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References Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstance
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Dark Fun
21 November 2004 | by (Daly City California) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie for the first time back in 1977 while I was taking a film class. It was required to pass the course. I could not figure out why I did not see it before, it contains all the quality's which I like in a dark comedy. I feel that this movie is a must see for any dark comedy movie buff. The acting can be a bit campy at times, but this just adds to the fun of the movie. The story line is weird enough and the spoof on Hollywood and the glamor of Hollywood even after you die is great. If you ever get a chance, see this movie. It took several years of searching but I finally found a VHS copy of this film. I loaned it out to a friend and it disappeared, but the memories are still there.


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