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How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)

The impoverished Clitterburn family live on a grand English estate but times are hard and the head of the household, Sir Henry, seizes upon news of the impending arrival of their rich ... See full summary »

Director:

Nigel Patrick

Writers:

Didier Daix (play), John Paxton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ... Henry
Charles Coburn ... Uncle George
Wendy Hiller ... Edith Clitterburn
Katie Johnson ... Alice
Anthony Newley ... Edward
Athene Seyler ... Grannie
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ... Albert
Paddy Webster Paddy Webster ... Constance (as Patricia Webster)
Michael Caine ... Gilrony
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ... Inspector Harris
Cyril Luckham ... Coroner
Johnson Bayly Johnson Bayly ... Radio Officer
Martin Boddey ... Police Sergeant
Kevin Stoney ... Bar Steward
Anthony Shaw Anthony Shaw ... Colonial Type
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The impoverished Clitterburn family live on a grand English estate but times are hard and the head of the household, Sir Henry, seizes upon news of the impending arrival of their rich Canadian Uncle George as the solution to their financial troubles. Written by morroviolet

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The movie no niece or nephew can afford to miss! See more »

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Crime | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1957 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle George See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nigel Patrick introduces the cast at the end of the film and pronounces the name of Athene Seyler as Atheeny Siler. See more »

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one of my favorite films
19 October 2008 | by ffrannytkSee all my reviews

Is there any way to get a copy of this film? I saw it several times when it was released in the 50s and have never seen it again....I have tried to check on its DVD availability to no avail and have never seen it listed on TV.....It is absolutely hilarious and the cast contains actors who were famous veterans and some (Anthony Newley and Michael Caine) appearing in small but marvelous roles. I don't understand why it hasn't had a big following, enough to be able to see it and obtain a copy. Nigel Patrick is at his top form as the patriarch of the family down on its financial luck. One scene has himself and Wendy Hiller dressing as always for dinner which she has had to cook. It's a funny movie in itself, but as a satire of the British stiff upper lip, among other things, it deserves re-seeing many times.


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