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Let's Kill Uncle (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 9 March 1967 (Mexico)
A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only... See full summary »

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

June O'Grady (novel) (as Rohan O'Grady), Mark Rodgers
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nigel Green ... The Uncle-Major Kevin Harrison
Mary Badham ... Chrissie
Pat Cardi ... Barnaby Harrison
Robert Pickering Robert Pickering ... Sgt. Frank Travis
Linda Lawson Linda Lawson ... Justine
Ref Sanchez Ref Sanchez ... Ketchman (as Reff Sanchez)
Nestor Paiva ... Steward
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Storyline

A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only ally against the sarcastic uncle, who uses hypnotism, a pool of sharks, fire, and poisonous mushrooms as weapons. Written by alfiehitchie

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LOVABLE OR LETHAL? Are they bad seeds...or frightened innocents caught in a diabolical duel with death!


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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1967 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Kill Uncle, Before Uncle Kills Us See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

William Castle: The man driving the car in the opening scene/ See more »

Quotes

Chrissie: Barnaby, your uncle's trying to kill you, right?
[he nods]
Chrissie: Well, let's kill uncle first.
Barnaby Harrison: Chrissie, that's a marvellous idea. Why didn't I think of it before?
Chrissie: You didn't think of it. I did.
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A curio to say the least
6 April 2007 | by michaeldukey2000See all my reviews

William Castle was losing touch with his audience around this time and the cheap and efficient producer side of him was clearly winning over the carny style director side of him.The concept of a black comedy geared for kids was a bit novel but Pat Cardi is just too annoying as the little boy and some of the plot devices and effects are real eyeball rollers even for a vintage Castle movie.Nigel Green clearly knows what he's doing and refuses to play down to the material.It may seem like he's going over the top at times but his character is supposed to enjoy outwitting and doing away with the boy that stands in the way of his inheritance.As others have stated the scenes with the shark in the pool are pure hokum guaranteed to illicit peals of laughter as they shift from one scene of a rubbery fin by the diving board to an old and grainy shot of a shark in the ocean.The basic concept of who's killing who? Child or adult? could be remade quite effectively today but this is largely a flop, Stick with The TIngler Or House On Haunted Hill.


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