How to Murder a Rich Uncle!!!
Directed byNigel Patrick
Produced byIrving Allen
Albert R. Broccoli
StarringNigel Patrick
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • June 1957 (1957-06) (United Kingdom)
  • 25 October 1957 (1957-10-25) (New York City)
Running time
79 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

How to Murder a Rich Uncle is a 1957 British black 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]



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]


  1. ^ "HOW TO MURDER A RICH UNCLE". British Board of Film Classification.
  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. ^ THOMAS M PRYOR (15 December 1956). "ROLE IN COMEDY FOR MISS HILLER". New York Times. ProQuest 113620678.
  5. ^ Schallert, E. (15 December 1956). "Wendy hiller career still in high; robinson picked for satan role". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 167017305.
  6. ^ S. W. (30 December 1956). "ON THE ENGLISH PRODUCTION SCENE". New York Times. ProQuest 113637092.