The Loved One

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Released 1965

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Director:
Tony Richardson
Released:
1965
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The Loved One is a black comedy, deliberately in the worst of taste and directed by Tony Richardson. Dennis Barlow (Robert Morse), a young Englishman, wins an airline ticket. He decides to visit his uncle, Sir Francis Hinsley (John Gielgud), an once-famous painter who lives in Los Angeles and has, over the last thirty years, worked in the art department of a Hollywood studio. When Sir Francis is abruptly fired, he commits suicide. A member of a local expatriate community convinces Dennis to use part of his uncle's estate money on a prestigious burial at Whispering Glades Memorial Park, the city's most renowned cemetery. There, he meets an idealistic, but naive, cosmetician, Aimee Thanatogenos (Anjanette Comer), whom he seduces. Aimee has another admirer - her superior, Mr. Joyboy (Rod Steiger). At the same time, the Blessed Reverend Wilbur Glenworthy, the shrewd business-man in charge of Whispering Glades, plans to diversify...

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Robert Morse

Robert Morse

Dennis Barlow

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

Mr. Joyboy

John Gielgud

John Gielgud

Sir Francis Hinsley

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters

Harry and Wilbur Glenworthy

Anjanette Comer

Anjanette Comer

Aimee Thanatogenos

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Comedy

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Dark Comedy, Classics, 60s