Saturday, May 27, 2017

What a Carve Up (1961)

Regal Films International (UK)
Directed by Pat Jackson
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Timid proofreader Kenneth Connor learns he may have an inheritance from a distant relative and is summoned to his country estate for the reading of the will. He takes along his roommate Sidney James, a rough and tough bookmaker. They spend the night at the mansion with other family members who begin turning up dead. It's all fun, though, in this entertaining slapstick comedy tinged with horror and mystery. All of the "old dark house" cliches are here: hidden passages, black cats, mad organists, etc. Michael Gough is particularly entertaining as the somber butler.

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