Arnold

A thoroughly inept black comedy/horror send-up about a wealthy man who arranges for his mistress to go through a wedding ceremony with his corpse after his death. Arnold's will also entangles a number of other members of the family, who make supposedly gruesome exits via acid-laced cleansing cream, a shrinking suit, etc. The plot itself isn't so bad; it's the relentlessly chirpy American humour trowelled over everything, the impossible ballad, and the way the performers pause in delivery as if waiting for laughter, that really makes Arnold unbearable.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Georg Fenady
Screenwriter: Jameson Brewer, John Fenton Murray
Cast: Stella Stevens
Roddy McDowall
Elsa Lanchester
Shani Wallis
Farley Granger
Victor Buono
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