The Loved One

  • 1965
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

This spoof of morticians and funerals captures much of the macabre hilarity in the Waugh novel but failed to impress critics at the time of release. It often sinks into broad burlesque due to Southern and Isherwood's heavy-handed script, but the laughs are still there. Morse, a naive, rather gawky character from England, visits his uncle, Gielgud, an aging,...read more

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01:03 — Robert Morse plays a bemused would-be poet who gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur (Jonathan Winters), a mom-obsessed mortician (Rod (more…)
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Robert Morse heads an all-star cast in the bizarre comedy The Loved One (1965) based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh.
(Movie Clip) I'll Do The Baby
First scene for chief embalmer Mr. Joyboy (Rod Steiger), at work on deceased Francis (John Gielgud) and determined to impress colleague Aimee (Anjanet (more…)
(Movie Clip) Wagging His Tail In Heaven
Dennis (Robert Morse) on his first house call for the pet cemetery, meets harried Kenton (Milton Berle) and his erratic spouse (Margaret Leighton), la (more…)

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Thu Jun 29 10:30pm
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In Southern California, an innocent British poet falls for a funeral-home cosmetician being wooed by a prissy funeral director who lives with his obese mother in this satire on American funeral rites based on Evelyn Waugh's darkly comic novel.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This spoof of morticians and funerals captures much of the macabre hilarity in the Waugh novel but failed to impress critics at the time of release. It often sinks into broad burlesque due to Southern and Isherwood's heavy-handed script, but the laughs are… (more)

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