The new chairman of a cemetery (Richard Boone of Have Gun Will Travel) discovers that by putting black pins instead of white ones in the cemetery map he can kill whoever has reserved that plot. So he keeps doing it. And doing it. And doing it.
This 1958 film has a fairly good idea that is never executed to it’s potential. Boone, who was a really good actor, seems to phone in his performance, and Theodore Bikel is dreadful as Andy the Scottish groundskeeper (though one has to wonder is Groundskeeper Willie was inspired by this character). The pace is slow, the action little, and the story fairly boring--all that said, this movie is a bit ahead of its time, and was shot wonderfully. Still, these are not reasons enough to watch this one.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 4