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
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The character of the corrupt Inspector Truscott is generally regarded as playwright Joe Orton's revenge on the police force - he had once served a short prison sentence for defacing library books. The character was, as he conceded, also based to an extent on the notorious Detective-Sergeant Harold Challenor, whom he never met, but who had been at the center of a great scandal in 1963. Challenor was found to have planted evidence to ensure a conviction in a number of cases, including those of innocent people. The fictitious Truscott even uses a catch-phrase of Challenor's. 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
Is this your first bereavement, Mr McLeavy?
Yes it is.
[the undertaker reaches into his pocket and pulls out a booklet
May I recommend this little booklet. We find it particularly helpful to newcomers to these occasions. You will find therein words of comfort from various sources: the New Testament, the Old Testament, the Talmud and the Koran. Strike out whichever is inapplicable.
My wife was a Protestant.
It takes all sorts to make a world, sir. Yesterday we buried a ...
References The Public Enemy
Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by The Keith Mansfield Orchestra
Sung by Steve Ellis
Chorus by Doris Troy
, Madeline Bell
and Sue Glover
and Sunny Leslie
(as Sue & Sunny) See more