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The Comedy Of Terrors (1963)
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The Comedy Of Terrors (1963) An undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

Movie Tagline:
Your favorite creeps...together again!

Title: Comedy Of Terrors, The
Release Date: December 25, 1963
Runtime: 84 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Jacques Tourneur

Vincent Price ...Trumbull
Peter Lorre ...Felix Gillie
Boris Karloff ...Hinchley
Joyce Jameson ...Amaryllis
Joe E. Brown ...Cemetery Keeper
Beverly Powers ...Mrs. Phipps (as Beverly Hills)
Basil Rathbone ...Mr. Black
Orangey ...Cleopatra (as Rhubarb)
Alan DeWitt ...Black's Servant
Buddy Mason ...Mr. Phipps
Douglas Williams ...Doctor
Linda Rogers ...Phipps' Maid
Luree Holmes ...Girl
Paul Barselou ...Riggs
Harvey Parry ...Man knocked down on street

Samuel Z. Arkoff
Anthony Carras
Richard Matheson
James H. Nicholson

Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson
Elsie Lee

Les Baxter

More Movie Taglines:
  • Your favorite creeps...together again!
  • They put new life in the undertaking business!
  • A grave case of greed gone too far!
  • A macabre romp featuring 4 great names from the Horror Hall of Fame!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Felix Gillie: Mr. Tremble... Waldo Trumbull: Trumbull. Felix Gillie: I SAID "Tremble".
  • John F. Black, Esq.: [repeated line upon waking up from his "death"] What place is THIS?
  • Amos Hinchley: [giving eulogy for John F. Black] And so, my friends, we find ourselves gathered around the bier of Mrs.... er... Mr.... You Know Whom... this litter of sorrow, this cairn, this cromlech, this dread dochma, this gart, this mastaba, this sorrowing tope, this unhappy tumulus, this, this... what is the word?... this... er, coffin! Never could think of that word. Requiescat in Pace, Mr.... um... Mr.... the memory of your good deeds will not perish with your untimely sepulture.
  • Waldo Trumbull: Get away from me! Amaryllis Trumbull: Am I so repulsive? Waldo Trumbull: That's the word, yes. Amaryllis Trumbull: Couldn't you find it in your heart to love me, Waldo? Waldo Trumbull: Get up, you're sitting on my money! Amaryllis Trumbull: So you reject me? Waldo Trumbull: As long as there's liquor in the house!
  • John F. Black, Esq.: [as he's dying again] "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more... Waldo Trumbull: Oh, I wish...
Movie Trivia:
  • Boris Karloff was originally hired to play John F. Black but it soon became clear that his severe arthritis would not permit him to undertake such a strenuous role. Karloff was switched to the part of Mr. Hinchley, and Basil Rathbone was brought in to play Black.
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