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What a Carve Up!

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1961
  • Pat Jackson
  • 84 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy horror starring Kenneth Connor and Sidney James. The reading of a will in an isolated moorland mansion on a stormy night seems to be the stuff of fiction but it becomes a grim reality for nervous Ernie Broughton and his crazy family.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Ernie BroughtonKenneth Connor
Syd ButlerSidney James
Linda DicksonShirley Eaton
Guy BroughtonDennis Price
Mr Sloane, solicitorDonald Pleasence
Fisk, the butlerMichael Gough
Janet BroughtonValerie Taylor
Aunt EmilyEsma Cannon
Dr Edward BroughtonGeorge Woodbridge
Malcolm BroughtonMichael Gwynn
ArkwrightPhilip O'Flynn
PorterTimothy Bateson
Hearse driverFrederick Piper
Adam FaithAdam Faith

Crew

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DirectorPat Jackson

Details

Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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