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No Place Like Homicide! (1961)

What a Carve Up! (original title)
Ernie's uncle has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long, the guests begin to drop dead.

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Pat Jackson

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Cast

Cast overview:
Sidney James ... Syd Butler
Kenneth Connor ... Ernie Broughton
Shirley Eaton ... Linda Dickson
Dennis Price ... Guy Broughton
Donald Pleasence ... Everett Sloane
Michael Gough ... Fisk - the Butler
Esma Cannon ... Aunt Emily
Michael Gwynn ... Malcolm Broughton
Valerie Taylor ... Janet Broughton
Philip O'Flynn Philip O'Flynn ... Arkwright / Gabriel Broughton
George Woodbridge ... Dr. Edward Broughton
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Hearse Driver
Timothy Bateson ... Porter
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Ernie's uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral home with the rest of his relatives. Before long the guests begin to drop dead. Written by John M Doyle

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

No Place Like Homicide! See more »

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New World Films Ltd. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

A spellbound Fisk reads a paperback copy of D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover". This was a timely gag in 1961, as its publishers Penguin Books had been prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act in a widely-publicized trial at the Old Bailey the previous year. See more »

Goofs

When Everett Sloane first meets Ernie Broughton in his room, he removes his bowler hat and their is a tuft of hair sticking up at the back side of his head. In the next shot however, his hair is perfectly groomed, until Sloane stands at the door to leave and the tuft is there again as he replaces his bowler hat. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Broughton: Syd, is this an omen?
Syd Butler: No, it's a Rolls Royce.
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Remake of The Ghoul (1933) See more »

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Another one with a night in the creepy mansion
2 June 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

With leads like Sid James and Kenneth Connor No Place Like Homicide could easily be classified as a Carry On film. It really isn't though because Carry On films were strictly comedy and this one does have a bit of a story to it albeit just one to display the characters.

Connor and James are best friends and roommates, Connor a proofreader for a publishing company and James is a bookmaker which a profession of a slightly higher social standing in the UK than on this side of the pond. In any event in that plot gimmick from a Zillion films on both sides of the pond Connor is an heir and he and the other heirs have to spend a long night in a creepy mansion to inherit his late uncle's estate.

Of course a lot of the night is spent by Connor with the lovely Shirley Eaton who's another heir. Another heir is Dennis Price with a rakish Terry-Thomas mustache which makes me think Terry-Thomas had been slated to be in this. Michael Gough is a sinister butler and Donald Pleasance a sinister lawyer.

Nothing sinister about Connor who's wondering if the inheritance is really worth it and James who's wondering how he got into this mess. The usual kind of gags are present here though nothing terribly original.

British pop star Adam Faith shows up at the end without billing and unless you knew the British music scene of 1961 it's not a gag you will get.

The cast looks like the're having fun and I think you will to.


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