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Herman discovers he's the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums because he wasn't named Lord Munster. An on-board romance had blossomed between Marilyn and Roger, but on land Marilyn discovers Roger's family holds a longstanding grudge against the Munsters. Herman upholds the family honor in an auto race; he and Grandpa also unlock "the secret of Munster Hall." Written by
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This theatrical film was not a great success at the box office, prompting Paramount, which had been contemplating a theatrical version of Get Smart (1965), to cancel that and instead spread it out over 3 episodes of the TV series called "A Man Called Smart", Parts 1, 2, and 3. See more »
It is mentioned that Freddie Munster's father disowned him so the title "Lord Munster" would pass to Herman. In English peerage, a title passes onto the next in line of succession regardless of the previous holder's wishes. Only an Act of Parliament may remove an heir. Freddie's father could leave all the money and land to Herman, but the title would go to Freddie. See more »
Theatrical farewell to Herman, Lily, Grandpa and the gang features many of the same talents behind the popular 1960s television show "The Munsters", but this misadventure seems a little bereft of imagination--perhaps a laugh-track might have helped? The ghoulish clan inherits a British estate, and Herman gets involved in a slapstick auto race. Debbie Watson is the one newcomer to the cast (taking over for Pat Priest as niece Marilyn), but not even a jovial Fred Gwynne or the glinty-eyed Al Lewis can raise this script from the crypt. Maybe filming the family in color was a technical error--it takes the edge off the Universal/monster movie satire which the TV show nailed without effort. This one strains for laughs, and ends on a whimper. *1/2 from ****
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