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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, June 11
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch


June 11   The Comedy of Terrors (1963) 1 hr 24 min.

Waldo Trumbull (Vincent Price) is an undertaker who hasn’t had any “customers” in a long time. When he’s finally forced to pay a year’s rent, one year late, he desperately needs new clients. And if an undertaker can kill people, voila! New clients!

Also stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone. Karloff was originally cast as John F. Black but his severe arthritis made the role impossible for him, so he was switched to play Mr. Hinchley, and Basil Rathbone was brought in to play Black. Lorre died only 2 months after the film’s release. The hearse coach seen at the beginning of the film is now at the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.