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A Jolly Bad Fellow (1964)

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They All Died Laughing plays for satire what any other film might have played for suspense. Leo McKern plays a college professor, of the addlepated rather than absentminded variety. McKern has come to the conclusion that certain people are leeching off society, and the world would be well rid of them. He heads for his laboratory to create the means of "purging" these useless people. He comes up with a poison that prompts his victims to laugh hysterically before joining the Choir Invisible. A little more heavy-handed than the British "dark farces" of the 1950s, They All Died Laughing was originally released in England as A Jolly Bad Fellow. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Leo McKern
as Prof. Bowles-Ottery
Janet Munro
as Delia Brooks
Maxine Audley
as Clarinda Bowles-Ottery
Duncan Macrae
as Dr. Brass
Dennis Price
as Prof. Hughes
Miles Malleson
as Dr. Woolley
Leonard Rossiter
as Dr. Fisher
Patricia Jessell
as Mrs. Pugh-Smith
Mark Dignam
as The Master
Jerome Willis
as Armstrong
Ralph Michael
as Supt. Rastleigh
Mervyn Johns
as Willie Pugh-Smith
Raymond Ray
as The Waiter
George Benson
as Inspector Butts
Joyce Carey
as Hotel Receptionist
Wally Patch
as Landlord
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