The Man Who Liked Funerals. Image shows from L to R: Stella (Susan Beaumont), Simon Hurd (Leslie Phillips). Copyright: Rank Organisation / ITV Studios.

The Man Who Liked Funerals

The Man Who Liked Funerals. Image shows from L to R: Nutter (Brian Tyler), Simon Hurd (Leslie Phillips), Tommy (Anthony Green), Rev. Pitt (Shaun O'Riordan), Stella (Susan Beaumont). Copyright: Rank Organisation / ITV Studios.

The Man Who Liked Funerals

Comedy dealing with the unorthodox methods used by a publisher's printer in order to raise funds to save a local boys' club

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Creators
Cecily Finn and Joan O'Connor
Starring
Leslie Phillips, Susan Beaumont, Bill Fraser, Thelma Ruby, Mary Mackenzie, Paul Stassino, Jimmy Thompson, Charles Clay and others
Writer
Margot Bennett
Director
David Eady
Producer
Jon Penington

Keeley Street Boys' Club is under threat of closure. With their landlord intending to sell up, despite the best intentions of the vicar and fellow trustees Simon and Stella, the £4,000 they need to buy out their lease seems plain unachievable.

That is until Simon, professionally a master printer at a London publishing house, overhears his employer dismissing an unprintably-bad submission, and news of the death of an important Army General. Perhaps the funds are not so unachievable after all...

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