The Undertaker and His Pals (1966)

60 mins | Horror | 1966

Director:

T. L. P. Swicegood

Producer:

Alexander Grattan

Cinematographer:

Andrew Janczak

Production Designer:

Mike McCloskey

Production Company:

Eola Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Los Angeles and Glendale, California. Some sources credit David C. Graham as producer-director and T. L. P. Swicegood as ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Los Angeles and Glendale, California. Some sources credit David C. Graham as producer-director and T. L. P. Swicegood as screenwriter. More Less

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DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, opening: 30 November 1966
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastman Color
Duration(in mins):
60
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

During a slack period, an undertaker and his two hoodlum friends go out on their motorcycles to drum up business. Selecting their victims at random from the telephone directory, they commit brutal murders and then provide the bereaved families with cheap, showy funerals at outrageous prices. A sign outside the funeral parlor advertises trading stamps. Prior to the funeral, one of the hoodlums, a medical school dropout, chops up a body in order to continue his medical studies. A detective whose two secretaries have come under the psychopaths' knife becomes involved in the pursuit of the killers and is himself killed by a bomb the undertaker has set for him, but the police intervene and save two other women from ... +


During a slack period, an undertaker and his two hoodlum friends go out on their motorcycles to drum up business. Selecting their victims at random from the telephone directory, they commit brutal murders and then provide the bereaved families with cheap, showy funerals at outrageous prices. A sign outside the funeral parlor advertises trading stamps. Prior to the funeral, one of the hoodlums, a medical school dropout, chops up a body in order to continue his medical studies. A detective whose two secretaries have come under the psychopaths' knife becomes involved in the pursuit of the killers and is himself killed by a bomb the undertaker has set for him, but the police intervene and save two other women from death. +

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