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The Loved One (1965)

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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Final film of Liberace. See more »

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When Dennis opens the refrigerator in the office of the pet cemetery, two dead dogs can clearly be seen on the top and bottom shelves. Dennis leaves the refrigerator door open while he turns and sets a drink down. When he turns back, the refrigerator interior shows something covered in paper on the top shelf and a dead cat curled up on the bottom shelf. See more »

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Henry Glenworthy: Listen, I've got to make a little trip over to Beverly Hills... to see a man about a dog.
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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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