The Loved One (film)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Loved One is a 1965 English language film directed by Tony Richardson. The film was based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy (1948) a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh about the funeral business in Los Angeles.
Waugh's book was adapted by Terry Southern, who made into a sprawling film, billed as The motion picture with something to offend everyone! Not particularly true to the book, the film features many in-joke cameos and familiar California filming locations like the Harold Lloyd estate. Christopher Isherwood worked on an early version of the screenplay and can be glimpsed as one of 'Uncle Frank's' mourners.