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

  • 1959 film

Comedy dealing with the unorthodox methods used by a publisher's printer in order to raise funds to save a local boys' club. Stars Leslie Phillips, Susan Beaumont, Bill Fraser, Thelma Ruby, Mary Mackenzie and more.

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

Key details

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

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
59 minutes
UK cinematic release
January 1959
Produced
1958
Distributors

The Rank Organisation

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

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