Directed by Robert Hamer
I absolutely love British culture and one dream of mine is to one day live in London. However, if there is one thing I struggle with, it is British humor. There are plenty of British comedians I like but man, there is something about those British sitcoms that make me agree with this spoof:
This film is about a guy who kills all his relatives for inheritance. Apparently, this is also supposed to be hilarious. It is not even that I didn't think their jokes were funny; I couldn't even identify the jokes. Another thing people say about Americans: we have to be told when you are joking all the time. I really don't think it is one group not understanding another; just a difference in culture.
Anyway, I really don't get this murder is funny concept. Movies like Monsieur Verdoux, Arsenic and Old Lace, and this are baffling to me. Now not only are experimental movies going over my head but comedies as well. I think I am getting stupider. Or less patient. Take your pick.
Rated #6 on BFI's top 100.
Alec Guinness played eight roles. Oh, the shame.
Guinness almost died in the boat sinking scene.