The Loved One 1965

The Loved One

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The suicide of his expatriate uncle (John Gielgud) draws Englishman and poet Dennis Barlow (Robert Morse) into California's booming funeral industry. Dennis falls for spiritual funeral home stylist Aimee (Anjanette Comer), whose boss, Mr. Joyboy (Rod Steiger), also has designs on her. Meanwhile, he's drawn into a crooked scheme by the cemetery's owner, Henry Glenworthy (Jonathan Winters), to shoot corpses into space and build a retirement home on the cemetery land.

Cast & Crew

Robert Morse
Dennis Barlow
Jonathan Winters
Henry, Wilbur Glenworthy
Anjanette Comer
Aimee Thanatogenous
Rod Steiger
Mr. Joyboy
Dana Andrews
Gen. Buck Brinkman
Milton Berle
Mr. Kenton
James Coburn
Immigration Officer
John Gielgud
Sir Francis Hinsley
Tab Hunter
Whispering Glades Tour Guide
Margaret Leighton
Mrs. Helen Kenton
Evelyn Waugh
Writer (Novel)
Terry Southern
Writer (Screenplay)
Christopher Isherwood
Writer (Screenplay)
John Addison
Original Music
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
Hal Ashby
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Critic Reviews for The Loved One

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Audience Reviews for The Loved One

  • Jan 04, 2014
    Definitely not for everyone. Pitch black comedy with good acting and some trenchant observations will be loved by some and hated by many but it is certainly unique.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2012
    A very, very funny film featuring everyone famous in 1964. Irreverent and scandalous (at least for the time). The cameo by Liberace is to die for! If you're in a retro mood and ready for a brouhaha that would knock Amy Semple McPherson on her righteous back, see "The Loved One"!
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2011
    Evelyn Waugh's clever and at times scathing look at both the film and funeral industries. I find the idea ammusing that the whole concept for the novel on which this film is based, sprung from Waugh's brief experience in Los Angeles while trying to get a film version of Brideshead Revisited put together, Legend has it that he was so taken aback by his experience with the film indurtry and of attending just ONE Hollywood style funeral (with all of it's trappings) that he had to write about it. Thanks goodness he did as the results are hilarious. Written as only Evelyn Waugh can write, we are forced to step back and really take a look at the absurdities of certain people, places and social interactions. With very ammusing results. This was my first time seeing Jonathan Winters in a (mostly) serious role and he was quite good. A young Robert Morse (of Mad Men fame) is superb as the lovable, but bumbling Englishman trying to make sense of it all. And Rod Steiger performance as Mr. Loveboy is beyond discription. There are also cameo's galore throuhout the film. It does suffer a bit from some of the trappings of an "older" film, but for those who appreciate film and literary history...you're in for a treat.
    Robert C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    This black comedy is really hilarious for the most part, but it has a couple of boring scenes, so I didn't rate it higher. Overall, I really enjoyed it, though.
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