The Loved One (1965) Film Review

The Loved One
DIRECTOR: Tony Richardson
BOTTOM LINE:
Great fun was had by all adapting Evelyn Waugh’s 1948 short satirical novel about the funeral business in Los Angeles. However, understandably, it was not a hit at the box office and ruined any chance of a Hollywood career for Richardson. It now has a cult following and is very highly regarded in some quarters including TheBrownees  Haskell Wexler’s black and white photography is quite stunning. Christopher Isherwood wrote a very witty screenplay. The amazing cast includes:
  • Robert Morse as Dennis Barlow
  • Anjanette Comer as Aimée Thanatogenos
  • Rod Steiger as Mr. Joyboy
  • Dana Andrews as Gen. Buck Brinkman
  • Milton Berle as Mr. Kenton
  • James Coburn as Immigration Officer
  • John Gielgud as Sir Francis Hinsley
  • Tab Hunter as Whispering Glades tour guide
  • Margaret Leighton as Mrs. Helen Kenton
  • Liberace as Mr. Starker
  • Roddy McDowall as D.J., Jr.
  • Robert Morley as Sir Ambrose Abercrombie
  • Barbara Nichols as Sadie Blodgett
  • Lionel Stander as the Guru Brahmin
POST TITLE: 55 Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967) (Part 2) – TheBrownees
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SUBCATEGORY: Queer Film
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