Jolly Bad Fellow

A Jolly Bad Fellow

Director: Don Chaffey

Cast: Don Chaffey, Leo McKern, Janet Munro, Maxine Audley

     
 
They All Died Laughing plays for satire what any other film might have played for suspense. Leo McKern plays a college professor, of the addlepated rather than absentminded variety. McKern has come to the conclusion that certain people are leeching off society, and the world would be well rid of them. He heads for his laboratory to create the means of "purging"

Overview

They All Died Laughing plays for satire what any other film might have played for suspense. Leo McKern plays a college professor, of the addlepated rather than absentminded variety. McKern has come to the conclusion that certain people are leeching off society, and the world would be well rid of them. He heads for his laboratory to create the means of "purging" these useless people. He comes up with a poison that prompts his victims to laugh hysterically before joining the Choir Invisible. A little more heavy-handed than the British "dark farces" of the 1950s, They All Died Laughing was originally released in England as A Jolly Bad Fellow.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
UPC:
0018619111659
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Televista
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
74,707

Special Features

Feature film; Scene access; Enhanced audio; Slideshow

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leo McKern Prof. Bowles-Ottery
Janet Munro Delia Brooks
Maxine Audley Clarinda Bowles-Ottery
Duncan MacRae Dr. Brass
Dennis Price Prof. Hughes
Miles Malleson Dr. Woolley
Leonard Rossiter Dr. Fisher
Alan Wheatley Epicene
Patricia Jessell Mrs. Pugh-Smith
Dinsdale Landen Fred
Mark Dignam The Master
Jerome Willis Armstrong
Ralph Michael Supt. Rastleigh
Mervyn Johns Willie Pugh-Smith
Raymond Ray The Waiter
George Benson Inspector Butts
Joyce Carey Hotel Receptionist
Wally Patch Landlord
Cliff Michelmore Actor

Technical Credits
Don Chaffey Director
John Barry Score Composer
Gerald Gibbs Cinematographer
Robert Hamer Screenwriter
George Provis Art Director
Peter Tanner Editor
Donald Taylor Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jolly Bad Fellow
1. Lab [8:42]
2. Lunch [7:16]
3. Euphoria [6:40]
4. Human Subject [8:18]
5. Cheat [6:31]
6. Chairman [8:03]
7. Grand Hotel [11:54]
8. Election [4:44]
9. Call [7:01]
10. Problem Solved [6:32]
11. Cleaning Up [4:57]
12. Statement [10:09]

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