How to Murder a Rich Uncle

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How to Murder a Rich Uncle
Directed by Nigel Patrick
Produced by Irving Allen
Albert R. Broccoli
Starring Nigel Patrick
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English

How to Murder a Rich Uncle is a 1957 British comedy film directed by Nigel Patrick and starring Patrick, Wendy Hiller, Charles Coburn and Anthony Newley. It follows a man who plans to kill his wealthy Uncle George.[1] It was based on the play Il faut tuer Julie by Didier Daix.



The film was known as Uncle George and The Death of Uncle George. It was written for the screen by John Paxton who had written A Prize of Gold for Warwick.[2] Filming started 2 January 1957.[3] It was Patrick's first film as director although he had directed for the stage.[4]


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  2. ^ By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times. (1956, Dec 15). ROLE IN COMEDY FOR MISS HILLER. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  3. ^ Schallert, E. (1956, Dec 15). Wendy hiller career still in high; robinson picked for satan role. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  4. ^ By, S. W. (1956, Dec 30). ON THE ENGLISH PRODUCTION SCENE. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from