The Loved one

The Loved one
The Loved one
  • UR
  • 1h 56m
  • 1965
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An all-star cast pokes fun at Hollywood, Britain and the business of turning a profit from grief in the classic 1960s black comedy The Loved One. Innocent, serious, British poet Dennis Barlow (Robert Morse--"Tru," How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) comes to Los Angeles to make final arrangements for a relative who was a longtime film star, but didn't leave enough money to pay for his funeral. Taking a job as an assistant embalmer at a pet cemetery, Barlow falls in love with beautiful funeral-home cosmetician Aimee Thanatogenous (Anjanette Comer), who is also the object of prissy funeral director Mr. Joyboy's (Academy Award winner Rod Steiger--In the Heat of the Night) affections. Now, as Barlow stumbles his way through the underside of Hollywood, he becomes involved with his boss's (Jonathan Winters) plan to launch the dearly departed into eternal orbit in outer space.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Fernando F. Croce

The corpse's laughter, the mortician's art

June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

Misfire spoof on LA's funeral industry, American greed and Brits in Hollywood.

June 21, 2017
Alan Dale

Perhaps the only way to enjoy it is to accept that saying something offensive is better than sayin...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 11, 1965
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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