Cinema: Nepoticide v. Avunculicide

Let's Kill Uncle. "You're a charming child, Barnaby," says dear old Uncle as he smiles (or is he merely showing his teeth?) at his twelve-year-old orphan nephew. "But five million dollars charming, you're not." What Uncle means to say in his usual genial way is that since he stands to inherit Barnaby's estate if Barnaby should have a fatal accident, he intends to make sure that Barnaby has a fatal accident—fast.

Uncle (Nigel Green) has opportunity as well as motive. On the isolated Caribbean islet where he and Barnaby (Pat Cardi) are spending a vacation, there are only four other people: a...

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