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The Comedy of Terrors (1964)

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Running Time
1 hour, 24 minutes

Country USA

Studio American International Pictures, James H. Nicholson Productions

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Other Titles
• The Comedy of Terrors
• The Graveside Story (1963)

• Ruhe Sanft GmbH (1964)
• The Comedy of Horrors

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Genre: Horror, Comedy, Murder, Black Comedy, Spoof

Tagline: They put new life in the undertaking business!

Plot: Price is the undertaker at the Hinchley and Trumbull Funeral Parlor where business is picking up since he decided to become "proactive." Struggling against debts and his shrewish wife, Price and his assistant (Peter Lorre) go out at nights looking for new "clients" for burial. A cartoonish horror comedy from the producers of THE RAVEN and THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH.

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external linkMinor horror spoof has a great cast and a few chuckles but on a whole is kind of tedious and passable. Karloff is a riot as the senile and crotchety father of Price's bad opera-singing wife. 2/4

 Directed by
Jacques Tourneur
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 Written by
Richard Matheson
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Vincent Price
Edward Scissorhands, The Ten Commandments, Laura
Boris Karloff
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein
Peter Lorre
Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, M
Joyce Jameson
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Joe E. Brown
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Beverly Powers
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Basil Rathbone
The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Court Jester, Captain Blood
 Music By
Les Baxter
The Raven, Pit and the Pendulum, House of Usher

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