1972 Thats Your Funeral

That’s Your Funeral – 1972

A Hammer Special Comedy Presentation presented by The Rank Orgarlisation and released through Rank Film Distributors Limited 

Copyright MCMLXXlI Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

Westrex Recording System 

Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England 

Processed at Rank Film Laboratories 81 mins

Storyline

Intense competition flares when the old established firm of Holroyds finds itself challenged by a rival funeral director who has set up shop almost on their doorstep. As chaos descends over the corpses, coffins and cremations, it transpires that the new business is really a cover for a cannabis smuggling operation. Then, things really start going to pot!!

Crew

Production Supervisor
Art Director
Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Continuity
Make-up
Hairdresser
Wardrobe Supervisor
Construction Manager
Assistant Art Director
Dubbing Mixer
Casting Director
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
Produced by
Directed by

Roy Skeggs
Scott MacGregor
Archie Ludski, GBFE
Ron Jackson
Bill Cartlidge
Les Hammond
Jimmy Groom
Leonora Hail
Eddie Knight
Jeannette Freeman
Rosemary Burrows
Arthur Banks
Don Picton
Ken Barker
James Liggat
Chick Anstiss
David Holmes, BSc
David Whitaker
Philip Martell
Peter Lewis
Michael Carreras
John Robins

Cast

Basil Bulstrode
Emanuel Holroyd
Percy
Smallbody
Soul
Miss Peach
Simmonds
Purvis
Grimthorpe
Town Clerk
Arthur (Railway)
Lord Lieutenant
Arthur (Funeral Director)
Mayor
Window Dresser
1st Funeral Director
Pusher
2nd Funeral Director
Porter
Parson
Witherspoon
Policeman (Crematorium)
Jenkins
Council Chairman
Butler
2nd Policeman (Motorway)
1st Policeman (Motorway)
Partner
Invalid
Petrol Pump Attendant
Grimthorpe’s Driver
Man with Car (Petrol Station)
Pensioner
Reporter

Bill Fraser
Raymond Huntley
David Battley
John Roane
Dennis Price
Sue Lloyd
Richard Wattis
Roy Kinnear
Dudley Foster
Frank Thornton
Michael Ripper
Geoffrey Sumner
Bob Todd
John Sharp
Hugh Paddick
Peter Copley
Eric Barker
Michael Robbins
Ken Parry
George Howe
Clifford Mollison
Anthony Sagar
Tommy Mann
Michael Segal
George Roderick
John J. Carney
Michael Sharvell-Martin
Claire Ruane
Harry Brunning
Geraldine Burnett
Stacy Davies
Michael Knowles
Verne Morgan
James Ware

Footnotes

Bearing in mind their history, it was probably the subject matter of this tasteless, would-be comedy which appealed to Hammer. It cannot possibly have been the television series on which it was based, which could hardly be described as popular given that only six episodes (plus a pilot) were ever made by the BBC! The film’s main interest now is that the opening titles include shots of the production crew behind their credits.This is comedy actor Eric Barker’s last film appearance. His awkward gait, by the way, is not put on, but is the legacy of a stroke he had suffered some years before.This also marks Michael Ripper’s last appearance in a Hammer film.


Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection