How to Murder a Rich Uncle

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.[2] It was based on the play Il faut tuer Julie by Didier Daix.[3]

How to Murder a Rich Uncle
Directed byNigel Patrick
Produced byIrving Allen
Albert R. Broccoli
StarringNigel Patrick
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
Running time
79 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom



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.[4] Filming started 2 January 1957.[5] It was Patrick's first film as director although he had directed for the stage.[6]


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  2. "How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957)". BFI.
  3. Goble, Alan (8 September 2011). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110951943 via Google Books.
  4. 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
  5. Schallert, E. (1956, Dec 15). Wendy hiller career still in high; robinson picked for satan role. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  6. By, S. W. (1956, Dec 30). ON THE ENGLISH PRODUCTION SCENE. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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