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      Arnold

      PG 1973 1h 34m Mystery & Thriller Comedy List
      Reviews 65% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In this morbid comedy, the title character is a deceased and quite wealthy man, who gets married to his lover, Karen (Stella Stevens), so that she can inherit his money. Of course, many others want the fortune of Karen's dead husband, so the only way for her to get all of his money is to have everyone else eliminated. Among those seeking riches, but targeted for death, are the scheming Robert (Roddy McDowall) and the lovely Hester (Elsa Lanchester). Read More Read Less

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      Phil Hall Film Threat Weird, dark and none-too-funny. Rated: 1/5 Jun 20, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Watch at least the previews, they are great. The movie is hammy & absurd. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A good old-fashioned black comedy. You'll be very lucky if you get to find a decent copy of this film to watch... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly thriller of sorts. Every at least looks like they enjoyed doing it. Stella Stevens so gorgeous! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite black comedies featuring some of the best comics and character actors of the late 1960's and early 1970's. Watch out for Jamie Farr as the one-handed, one-eyed mute Hindu butler! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Oddball and rarely-seen, uproarious and unpretentious little black comedy/horror film with the yummy Stella Stevens as Karen, a young woman who marries a corpse to inherit his espansive fortune, much to the chagrin of his greedy relatives and friends. Soon, everybody starts getting bumped off in exceedingly bizarre ways--is it an unseen murderer, or is Stella's hubbie's (The titular Arnold-) vengeful spirit responsible? Lots of dark humor played to the hilt by a cast rich with some serious Hollywood-Hams: Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, Farley Granger, Shani Wallis, Victor Buono (Hysterical as the besotted priest who officiates at Arnold and Karen's wedding in a cemetery-), Jamie Farr, Bernard Fox (As an ineffective constable-), John McGiver, and Patrick Knowles. Offbeat and very entertaining. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie scared the crap out of me for years. My parents thought they were taking me to a romantic comedy, but it turned out to be a brutal revenge horror flick!!! I was 6 years old at the time! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this morbid comedy, the title character is a deceased and quite wealthy man, who gets married to his lover, Karen (Stella Stevens), so that she can inherit his money. Of course, many others want the fortune of Karen's dead husband, so the only way for her to get all of his money is to have everyone else eliminated. Among those seeking riches, but targeted for death, are the scheming Robert (Roddy McDowall) and the lovely Hester (Elsa Lanchester).
      Director
      Georg Fenady
      Producer
      Andrew J. Fenady
      Screenwriter
      Jameson Brewer
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 1, 1980
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $23.6K
      Runtime
      1h 34m