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Cast overview, first billed only:
Inspector Truscott
Nurse Fay McMahon
Mr. McLeavy
Dick Emery ...
Mr. Bateman
Joe Lynch ...
Father O'Shaughnessy
John Cater ...
Aubrey Woods ...
Enid Lowe ...
W.V.A. Leader
Andonia Katsaros ...
Harold Innocent ...
Bank Manager
Kevin Brennan ...
Jean Marlow ...
Mrs. McLeavy
Robert Raglan ...


Based on the play by Joe Orton, this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately one of them works in a funeral parlor and they have a coffin to spare. Then there's the gold-digger nurse and the gonad-grabber detective and a host of other wonderful characters. Written by Steve Crook <>

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1 May 1970 (UK)  »

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The Broadway production of "Loot" written by Joe Orton opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York on March 18, 1968 and ran for 22 performances. See more »


When the hearse that Dennis is driving goes out of control because its brakes have failed, and the other vehicles in the funeral procession accelerate to keep up, they lurch round several corners. Skid marks from previous takes are visible on each corner. See more »


[the hearse carrying Mrs McLeavy crashes and catches fire on the way to her burial]
Mr. McLeavy: Will some gallant soul save her from the flames. She had a mortal fear of being cremated.
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References The Public Enemy (1931) See more »


We Nearly Were Lovers
Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by The Keith Mansfield Orchestra
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Let's play "hide the corpse"!
24 June 2002 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

You can tell throughout "Loot" that it is trying real hard to be an edgy black comedy. However, it doesn't even compare to the much funnier "Weekend At Bernie's". Why do I compare the two? Because both involve a corpse that moves around a lot.

A couple of young men easily steal a bunch of money from a bank vault. The bank is right next to a funeral parlor and they hide the money in a coffin. Not an empty with a body in it. Well, they can't fit all the money into the coffin so they take the body out in order to make room for their stash of cash.

Craziness ensues as the two men try to hide both the money and the corpse from relatives and the police. It seems to go on and on and on. To make things worse, most of the story takes place in a hotel. This probably would've made a more interesting play rather than a movie. 2/10

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