What a Carve Up!

What a Carve Up!

Pat Jackson (1961)

84min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Not an adaptation of Jonathan Coe's acclaimed 1994 novel, but an old dark house comedy, co-written by that master of the double entendre, Ray Cooney. Carry On regulars Sid James and Kenneth Connor are among those gathering at a musty mansion in the hope of inheriting a fortune, but, as anyone who has seen The Cat and the Canary can tell you, the chances of a will being read without blood being shed are pretty slim. The cast works wonders with a script that too often settles for a cheap laugh, with Donald Pleasence and Michael Gough having more fun than most.

Summary

Members of a squabbling family are summoned to a spooky isolated house for the reading of a dead relative's will. However, as the night wears on, they find themselves targeted by a killer who seems determined to pick them off one by one. Comedy, starring Kenneth Connor, Sid James, Donald Pleasence, Dennis Price and Michael Gwynne.

Cast & Crew

Ernie Broughton Kenneth Connor
Syd Butler Sid James
Linda Dickson Shirley Eaton
Guy Broughton Dennis Price
Malcolm Broughton Michael Gwynne
Mr Sloane Donald Pleasence
Fisk Michael Gough
Janet Broughton Valerie Taylor
Director Pat Jackson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama