Based on the play by Joe Orton, this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately one of them works in a funeral parlor and they have a coffin to spare. Then there's the gold-digger nurse and the gonad-grabber detective and a host of other wonderful characters.
Steve Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We knock off anything - bodies, banks and birds!
Did You Know?
The character of the corrupt Inspector Truscott is generally regarded as playwright Joe Orton's revenge on the police force. He had once served a short prison sentence for defacing library books. The character was, as he conceded, also based to an extent on the notorious Detective Sergeant Harold Challenor, whom he never met, but who had been at the center of a great scandal in 1963. Challenor was found to have planted evidence to ensure a conviction in several cases, including those of innocent people. The fictitious Truscott even uses a catchphrase of Challenor's. See more
When the hearse that Dennis is driving goes out of control because its brakes have failed, and the other vehicles in the funeral procession accelerate to keep up, they lurch round several corners. Skid marks from previous takes are visible on each corner. See more
[Mrs McLeavy has just died
I'm having her embalmed.
Nurse Fay McMahon
Embalmed? Oh, I'm sure she'd enjoy that. She always used to love her make-up.
References The Public Enemy
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Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by The Keith Mansfield Orchestra
Sung by Steve Ellis See more