Upon his death, Arnold marries his lover, Karen, in spite of his widow, and leaves deathtraps accompanied by audiotapes and his preserved and articulate corpse for those who cared only for his money.

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Karen Llewelyn is the new gold-digging bride of a corpse. She marries Arnold at his funeral and continues to get his money as long as she stays by his coffin. Meanwhile, various oddball relatives after Arnold's wealth are being killed in a creative variety of ways. Written by alfiehitchie

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Bernard Fox and Patric Knowles appeared as first-time castmates in this film, but they had recently appeared in consecutive, but different, John Wayne films, Knowles in Chisum (1970) and Fox in Big Jake (1971), and which were also filmed in the same location, Rancho Marley, Durango, Mexico. Additionally, the producer of this film, Andrew J. Fenady, also produced "Chisum". See more »

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Sung by Shani Wallis
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A perfect dark comedy!
3 December 1998 | by (London, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Arnold is everything a black comedy should be! It has the all the cynicism and wit of a Gogol novel. Another terrific performance by the incomparable Roddy McDowell...if only I could find out where to buy one of his "shrink wrap suits" to send to all of my "favourite" people.


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