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A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only... See full summary »

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The Uncle-Major Kevin Harrison
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Chrissie
Pat Cardi ...
Barnaby Harrison
Robert Pickering ...
Sgt. Frank Travis
Linda Lawson ...
Justine
Ref Sanchez ...
Ketchman (as Reff Sanchez)
Nestor Paiva ...
Steward
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A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only ally against the sarcastic uncle, who uses hypnotism, a pool of sharks, fire, and poisonous mushrooms as weapons. Written by alfiehitchie

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LOVABLE OR LETHAL? Are they bad seeds...or frightened innocents caught in a diabolical duel with death!

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Thriller | Horror

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16 April 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Let's Kill Uncle, Before Uncle Kills Us  »

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Actor Nestor Paiva was dying of stomach cancer during filming. See more »

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Simply a Case of Tough Love...
25 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great energy created through well constructed juxtaposition gets this film revved up from the get-go. A car crash is followed by children nearly fist-fighting... then cross-cutting to sharks feeding. Castle uses some good depth of field on the ship creating a sense of transportation (restlessness is a key theme in the film). The staging/blocking is sound creating a sense for the relationships of the characters and their motivation. The direction is attuned for spectator identification and Castle's spooks have heightened effectiveness as a result. The dialogue has an honesty and naturalism reminiscent of Castle's The Americano. Then the titular uncle arrives and good acting all around keeps the film engaging and entertaining. The plot contrivances have to be overlooked simply for the fact that Let's Kill Uncle is a William Castle film! This is one of his better "screwball horror" films which followed his gimmick horror films.


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