The Loved One (1965)
A film directed by Tony Richardson

Genre: Comedy

Film Review

The Loved One is an American film comedy first released on 11th October 1965, directed by Tony Richardson. Cinematography was by Haskell Wexler and the film was scored by John Addison. It is based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh and stars Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Dana Andrews and Milton Berle.   It is a Filmways Pictures production, produced by John Calley and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Location filming was in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.   The film was released with the tagline: "The motion picture with something to offend everyone!"   It is a black and white film and runs to 2 hours and 2 minutes.  

Our overall rating for The Loved One is: good - passable entertainment.

Other notable films that have been directed by Tony Richardson include: Sanctuary (1961), Mademoiselle (1966), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) and A Delicate Balance (1973). The actor Jonathan Winters has also appeared in: Viva Max (1969), The Special London Bridge Special (1972), Pogo for President: 'I Go Pogo' (1980) and Moon Over Parador (1988).

Other comedy films of the 1960s from USA that you may be interested in are: Francis Ford Coppola's Finian's Rainbow (1968), Gene Kelly's Hello, Dolly! (1969), Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), Jerry Lewis's The Nutty Professor (1963) and Blake Edwards's The Party (1968).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Tony Richardson
  • Script: Evelyn Waugh (novel), Terry Southern, Christopher Isherwood
  • Photo: Haskell Wexler
  • Music: John Addison
  • Cast: Robert Morse (Dennis Barlow), Jonathan Winters (Henry Glenworthy), Anjanette Comer (Aimee Thanatogenous), Dana Andrews (Gen. Buck Brinkman), Milton Berle (Mr. Kenton), James Coburn (Immigration Officer), John Gielgud (Sir Francis Hinsley), Tab Hunter (Whispering Glades Tour Guide), Margaret Leighton (Mrs. Helen Kenton), Liberace (Mr. Starker), Roddy McDowall (D.J. Jr.), Robert Morley (Sir Ambrose Ambercrombie), Barbara Nichols (Sadie Blodgett), Lionel Stander (The Guru Brahmin), Roxanne Arlen (Whispering Glades Hostess), Pamela Curran (Whispering Glades Hostess), Robert Easton (Dusty Acres), Ayllene Gibbons (Joyboy's mother), Don Haggerty (Haggerty), Chick Hearn (Announcer at Condor's funeral launch), Claire Kelly (Whispering Glades Hostess), Bernie Kopell (Assistant to the Guru Brahmin), Asa Maynor (Nikki), Alan Napier (English Club Official), Edwin Reimers (Minister at Whispering Glades)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 122 min

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