The Loved One


The Loved One Review

Decades before Six Feet Under, The Loved One skewered the paradox of the funeral business in appearance-obsessed L.A. Wildly and unpredictably funny, The Loved One careens from scene to scene so quickly you may not be able to keep up with the jokes. The black and white photography is stark, reminiscent of Dr. Strangelove (as is the whole film -- with Jonathan Winters in two roles), though some of the details get lost in the deep shadows. It's not out on video, so watch for it on cable. It's well worth it.

The Loved One

Facts and Figures

Run time: 122 mins

In Theaters: Monday 11th October 1965

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Filmways Pictures

Reviews 4.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Fresh: 8 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Dennis Barlow, as Wilbur Glenworthy, as Aimee Thanatogenos, as Gen. Buck Brinkman, as Mr. Kenton, as Immigration Officer, as Sir Francis Hinsley, as Mrs. Helen Kenton, as Whispering Glades Tour Guide, as Mr. Joyboy, as British Club Official, Robert Easton as Dusty Acres, as D.J.Jr., as Sir Ambrose Abercombie, as Sadie Blodgett, as The Guru Brahmin, Bernie Kopell as Brahmin's Assistant, as Gunther Fry, Chick Hearn as Space-Burial Funeral Announcer, Ayllene Gibbons as Joyboy's Mother, as Whispering Glades Funeral Salesman