Loved One, The (1965) - Details

This film is based on the classic 1948 novel by English satirist Evelyn Waugh. It is a hilarious black comedy about the ridiculous excesses of the American funeral and movie industries. The story was inspired by a brief visit by Waugh to Los Angeles, and it is obvious that the "Whispering Glades" cemetery is a not-so-veiled reference to Forest Lawn. Hysterical performances by Robert Morse, Rod Steiger, and especially Liberace as a casket salesman! For sophisticated tastes only! By Hank Forys

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