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THE LOVED ONE with Robert Morse In Person
American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
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THE LOVED ONE with Robert Morse In Person
THE LOVED ONE
1965, Warner Bros., 121 min, USA, Dir: Tony Richardson

Marketed as "the motion picture with something to offend everyone!" this achingly funny, pitch-black comedy could only have been released in the anything-goes era of the 1960s. Judged unfilmable for more than a decade (Luis Buñuel was trying to set it up for years), writer Evelyn Waugh's spot-on satire of Southern California - specifically the funeral business  finally was brought to the screen in the mid-'60s by director Tony Richardson (TOM JONES) with a screenplay by Terry Southern (CANDY, EASY RIDER) and Christopher Isherwood (!). Robert Morse (Bert Cooper in "Mad Men") plays a British youth visiting his uncle (John Gielgud) in Los Angeles who encounters the weird world of Tinseltown's mortuary subculture, embodied by twins Henry and Reverend Wilbur Glenworthy (Jonathan Winters in a dual role), embalmer Mr. Joyboy (Rod Steiger) and his beautiful apprentice, Aimee Thanatogenous (Anjanette Comer). With Liberace, Paul Williams, Dana Andrews.
Screening format: 35mm

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American Cinematheque - Egyptian Theatre (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States

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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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