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No Place Like Homicide! (1961)

What a Carve Up! (original title)
Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead.

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Ray Cooney (screenplay), Tony Hilton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sidney James ... Syd Butler
Kenneth Connor ... Ernie Broughton
Shirley Eaton ... Linda Dickson
Dennis Price ... Guy Broughton
Donald Pleasence ... Everett Sloane
Michael Gough ... Fisk - the Butler
Esma Cannon ... Aunt Emily
Michael Gwynn ... Malcolm Broughton
Valerie Taylor ... Janet Broughton
Philip O'Flynn Philip O'Flynn ... Arkwright / Gabriel Broughton
George Woodbridge ... Dr. Edward Broughton
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Hearse Driver
Timothy Bateson ... Porter
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Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead. Written by John M Doyle

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The Gay-Slay of the Year! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

No Place Like Homicide! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is heavily referenced in Jonathan Coe's 1994 novel "What a Carve Up!" See more »

Goofs

As the "dead" body of Everett Sloane goes into the fish-pond, he puts out his arms to protect himself. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Broughton: Some fellas have got it and some fellas don't.
Syd Butler: Well, if you've got it mate, I don't know where you're hiding it.
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Remake of The Ghoul (1933) See more »

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Chopsticks
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Music by Euphemia Allen (as Arthur De Lulli)
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Best movie ever
2 September 2006 | by anna-srodonSee all my reviews

This movie is definitively one of the best movie I've ever seen. So much funny, but such finest humor you couldn't meet elsewhere. Everything is quite perfect in the movie : actors, plot and especially the haunting castle atmosphere. I will recommend, and it belongs to my 10 favorite movies. The location is tremendous. Kenneth O'Connor perfect. I would like to see a remake to be done. It's a pity french channels never play this one, It is as funny as Louis De Funes. It's very hard to find it in french movie shops. The atmosphere reminds me 1930s movies but it is a very good comedy. I don't know if Kenneth O'Connor's others movies are so delightful than "What a carve up"


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