About

When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims...

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Directed by

Robert Hamer

Written by

Robert Hamer (Screenplay)
Roy Horniman (Novel)
John Dighton (Screenplay)
Nancy Mitford (Screenplay)

Runtime

104 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

A hilarious study in the gentle art of murder.

Cast

Keywords

jealousy singer prison poison dark comedy italian widow relatives duke gallows heir

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