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Silvio Narizzano adapts Joe Orton’s extraordinarily funny satire on police corruption and the conventions of detective fiction.
Comedy 1970 102 mins
Director: Silvio Narizzano
This adaptation of Joe Orton’s extraordinarily funny cross between a farce and a detective story breaks endless taboos. A corpse is bundled into a cupboard and the coffin is filled with money stolen by two likely lads – one of whom dreams of opening a brothel.
Director Silvio Narizzano perfectly captures the play’s heightened lunacy, working from a screenplay by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (Steptoe and Son), while a big-name cast including Lee Remick and Richard Attenborough relish in Orton’s ripe dialogue.
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