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The Loved One ()


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Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

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Dennis Barlow
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Wilbur Glenworthy / Harry Glenworthy
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Aimee Thanatogenous
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Mr. Joyboy
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General Brinkman
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Mr. Kenton
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Immigration Officer
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Sir Francis Hinsley
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Guide
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Mrs. Kenton
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Mr. Starker
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D.J. Jr.
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Sir Ambrose Ambercrombie
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Sadie Blodgett
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The Guru Brahmin
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Whispering Glades Hostess
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Colonel Burt
Pamela Curran ...
Whispering Glades Hostess
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Dusty Acres
Ayllene Gibbons ...
Joyboy's Mother
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Haggerty
Chick Hearn ...
Announcer at Condor's Funeral Launch
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Colonel (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Whispering Glades Hostess
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Assistant to the Guru Brahmin
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Secretary to D.J. Jr.
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Undetermined Secondary Role
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English Club Official
Edwin Reimers ...
Minister at Whispering Glades (as Ed Reimers)
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Manager of The Zomba Cafe
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Gunther Fry (as Paul H. Williams)
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Undetermined Supporting Role (scenesDeleted)
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Undetermined Supporting Role (scenesDeleted)
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Board Member (uncredited)
John Bleifer ...
Mr. Bernstein (uncredited)
Jim Brewer ...
Jim (uncredited)
Bella Bruck ...
Mrs. Bernstein (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Officer at Airport (uncredited)
Noel Drayton ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter at English Club (uncredited)
Gail Gilmore ...
Girl in Funeral Home (uncredited)
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Miss Benson (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Mortician (uncredited)
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Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Robert Perry ...
Commissary Diner (uncredited)
Beverly Powers ...
Orgy Dancer (uncredited)
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Lorenzo Medici (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ...
Best Man (uncredited)
Elizabeth Ann Roberts ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Masseur (uncredited)
Simon Scott ...
Priest at Meeting (uncredited)
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Board Member / Luncheon Guest (uncredited)
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Man in Retirement Village Photo (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tony Richardson

Written by

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Evelyn Waugh ... (novel "The Loved One")
 
Terry Southern ... (screenplay) and
Christopher Isherwood ... (screenplay)

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John Calley ... producer
Neil Hartley ... associate producer
Haskell Wexler ... producer
Martin Ransohoff ... executive producer (uncredited)

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John Addison

Cinematography by

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Haskell Wexler

Film Editing by

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Hal Ashby
Brian Smedley-Aston

Editorial Department

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Antony Gibbs ... supervising editor

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Rouben Ter-Arutunian

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James W. Payne ... (as Jim Payne)

Costume Design by

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Rouben Ter-Arutunian

Makeup Department

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Emile LaVigne ... makeup supervisor (as Emil La Vigne)
Alice Monte ... hair stylist
Bunny Armstrong ... body makeup (uncredited)

Production Management

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Austen Jewell ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kurt Neumann ... assistant director

Art Department

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Sydney Z. Litwack ... assistant art director (as Sydney Litwack)

Sound Department

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Stan Fiferman ... sound editor
Robert Post ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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G.G. Gaspar ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ralph Gerling ... first assistant camera
George Breslaw ... best boy / electric (uncredited)
Lloyd Garnell ... gaffer (uncredited)
Doug Mathias ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Joe Wharton ... lighting technician (uncredited)

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Josie MacAvin ... location researcher (as Josie Macavin)

Music Department

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John Addison ... conductor

Other crew

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Bud Cherry ... creative assistant
Meta Rebner ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Thanks

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C. Aubrey Smith ... inspirational thanks
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Plot Summary

Newly arrived in Hollywood from England, Dennis Barlow finds he has to arrange his uncle's interment at the highly-organised and very profitable Whispering Glades funeral parlour. His fancy is caught by one of their cosmeticians, Aimee Thanatogenos. But he has three problems - the strict rules of owner Blessed Reverand Glenworthy, the rivalry of embalmer Mr Joyboy, and the shame of now working himself at The Happy Hunting Ground pets' memorial home. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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Also Known As
  • Le cher disparu (France)
  • Tod in Hollywood (Germany)
  • Los seres queridos (Spain)
  • In i det sista (Sweden)
  • Los seres queridos (Mexico)
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  • 122 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ruth Gordon and Jayne Mansfield were cut from the final movie. See more »
Goofs Henry's voice says "Will", whereas his mouth appears to say "Jack". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Homo Promo (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Pomp and Circumstance See more »
Quotes Dennis Barlow: They told me, Francis Hinsley, they told me you were hung. With red protruding eyeballs and black protruding tongue.
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