The Undertaker and His Pals


1h 3m 1966
The Undertaker and His Pals

Brief Synopsis

An undertaker and his two friends, who are restaurant owners, drum up business by going out on the town and killing people; the restaurant owners use parts of the bodies for their menu, and the undertaker gets paid by the families to bury the remainder. Their racket goes awry when 2 detectives suspect that something isn't quite kosher.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Birmingham, Alabama, opening: 30 Nov 1966
Production Company
Eola Productions
Distribution Company
Geneni Film Distributing Co.; Howco International
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

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 death.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Birmingham, Alabama, opening: 30 Nov 1966
Production Company
Eola Productions
Distribution Company
Geneni Film Distributing Co.; Howco International
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

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Trivia

Notes

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.