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  • 15
  • Comedy
  • 1970
  • 101 mins




A bowdlerized version of Joe Orton's stage play about hidden treasure, dead bodies and sexual ambiguity. Two robbers hide their ill-gotten gains in a coffin in the funeral home where one of them works. However, they then have to repossess the money while avoiding the policeman who occasionally (and literally) has them by the balls, and dealing with the nurse who has an eye for the main chance.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Roy Holder, Richard Attenborough, Milo O'Shea, Hywel Bennett, Lee Remick, Dick Emery
  • Director: Silvio Narizzano
  • Writer: Joe Orton, Alan Simpson, Ray Galton
  • Producer: Arthur Lewis
  • Photographer: Austin Dempster

In a nutshell

The cast of brilliant actors are more than capable of dealing with Ortonesque absurdity, but unfortunately they're lumbered with a Galton and Simpson script that plays more to sitcom values.

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