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The relatives of a millionaire--the victim of a mysterious murder--get together at his house to search for his will, which he recorded on a record. However, one of them is actually the person who killed him, and will let nothing--or no one--stand in the way of finding that record. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Calm down - it's a comedy. The ending - Schocking!
24 February 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The priest is interrogating one of the (murder) suspects, an older aunt, and momentarily plays with a key-chain. "Oh Don't do that!" she says with an exaggerated petulant hand gesture "It gets on my nerves!".

The film is a tongue-in-cheek murder-mystery being played for smiles and laughs. Everybody but the priest, who remains calm and reasoned throughout, is over-playing. The convoluted plot gives multiple opportunities for shock revelations and curious happenings to which the cast members can respond in an exaggerated manner. It's Agatha Christie with a sense of humour. Something of the tone of "Arsenic and Old Lace" but not as black. Overall quite entertaining and a LOL moment in the fight at the end.

Some other lines confirm the tone: "How about auntie Kate as Widow Twanky?" "Elementary my dear Watson!" spoken by the silly-ass character with the glasses.

Seen and enjoyed on Talking Pictures, Freeview and Freesat


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