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American salesman Jack Robinson (Pat Boone) falls in love with Englishwoman Cynthia Marley (Erica Rogers) and they visit her family so he can ask for permission to marry her. She points out to him that her relatives are rather eccentric and, by the way, a cousin has just died. The remaining members of the clan are; the sinister Reginal (Velentine Dvall); Percival (Jack Bligh), an inventor who has recently discovered electricity, the phonograph, and several other handy items; Natalia (Andree Melly), a macabre, vampire-like creature; Cornwallis (Dennis Price), a hammy and dapper ex-actor; Grandfather (Erik Chitty), who lies bedridden upstairs; and, by the way, Muldoon (Archie Duncan), who is kept locked up in the fear that he will harm someone. Several attempts are made on his life which leads Jack to believe that the Marleys are a shade past eccentric. He becomes convinced that he is just in the way of one of the Marley's attempts to do away with the other Marleys, especially, during his investigation of the vanishing Marleys, when he learns that the family fortune consists of one million dollars and one of the Marleys intends to end up with all of it. He wants to contact the police but there is no phone or car on the premises.
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|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||Phoenix, Arizona, opening: 19 Aug 1964|
|Release Date:||1964||Production Date:||
|Color/B&W:||Black and White||Distributions Co:||Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.|
|Sound:||Production Co:||Associated Producers, Inc., Lippert Films|