How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)





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This satire takes a sharp poke at the intrinsic laziness of British aristocracy who would rather die of starvation than perform an honest day's work. The tale begins when a destitute nobleman conspires to murder his rich Canadian uncle for the inheritance. Unfortunately he continually fails in his efforts to off him. Instead he winds up killing his own family one-by-one. In the end, the slightly addled fellow offs himself when he walks into one of his own traps which he had set in his uncle's room. The uncle is then arrested for his nephew's murder. Fortunately an elderly aunt manages to clear the Canadian's name. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Charles Coburn
as Uncle George
Wendy Hiller
as Edith Clitterburn
Noel Hood
as Aunt Marjorie
Trevor Reid
as Inspector Harris
Martin Boddey
as Police Sergeant
Kevin Stoney
as Bar Steward
Anthony Shaw
as Colonial Type
Ian Wilson
as Postman
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A lighter touch is needed-as in the memorable Kind Hearts and Coronets-to carry off this British comedy-ofkillings, although it has some diverting moments.

November 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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