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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Quotes

The Uncle-Major Kevin Harrison: Try to think of it as a kind of game, Barnaby.
Barnaby Harrison: A Game?
The Uncle-Major Kevin Harrison: Yes, exactly. For perfectly understandable reasons, I would like something to... um... happen to you. For equally understandable reasons, you would prefer that it did not. Well, that's the game. What's going to happen? Who's going to win? That's the fun of it so to speak.
Barnaby Harrison: What chance do I have?
The Uncle-Major Kevin Harrison: Well, let's analyse the situation shall we? Memorise the rules of the game. Now, you're safe in this house. It's a very large island, and you're ...
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Kiddie movie about murder...awkward and under-developed, but certainly unusual
9 October 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Imaginative lad, orphaned and living on an isolated (some say haunted!) island with his uncle, learns quickly that his bug-eyed relative wants him dispatched permanently in order to cash in on the lad's five-million dollar inheritance. The boy then involves his bickering playmate in turning the tables on the nefarious grown-up, who seems to take delight in this deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Adapted from a novel by Rohan O'Grady, this William Castle thriller is curious and intriguing without being provocative. The kids plot to poison Uncle with mushrooms but are somehow thwarted, while Uncle--armed with a can of gasoline--attempts to set the two on fire (but how would he explain this to the authorities?). You absolutely cannot look for logic in a Castle screamer...but imagine how good (if not great) his films might have been with a little smarts! *1/2 from ****


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