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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Arnold is dead. And a newlywed. Don't miss his honeymoon! See more »


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Producer Andrew J. Fenady confirmed that the voice of the late Lord Arnold Dwellyn (played by Norman Stuart) was provided by British actor Murray Matheson, veteran of films and television. See more »

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Featured in Cinemacabre TV Trailers (1993) See more »

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Arnold
Sung by Shani Wallis
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Music by George Duning
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Black Comedy Nothing, this funny movie has everything
21 August 2003 | by (Greenville, GA) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this movie in the theatre in 1973 when it was shown. Then I saw it on television in 1986 and recorded it, which now I am really glad I can watch when I want to. But I can say this that Roddy MacDowell shines throughout this movie as does Stella Stevens. Norman Stewart as Arnold was really great, how'd he keep his eyes open all the time like that ? Jamie Farr's performance as the silent oriential servant was hilarious ! Let's say he lost his head over the serving part (ha, ha).

Elsa Lancaster was excellent as Arnold's sister, who get's all the solitude she needs at the climatic end. Bernard Fox as the bumbling policeman kept you wondering if he'd ever keep that bicycle standing up ever. I give it a 10 on the scale of rating because as a child I remember how scared I was when I left, seeing a nervous eye looking out of Arnold's picture every-so-often. Watch it if you can see it on TV again.


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