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July 27, 2014

The Ruling Class (1972)

"The Ruling Class is a 1972 British black comedy film. It is an adaptation of Peter Barnes' satirical stage play which tells the story of a paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (played by Peter O'Toole) who inherits a peerage. The film co-stars Alastair Sim, William Mervyn, Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers and Arthur Lowe. It was produced by Jules Buck and directed by Peter Medak.

"The film is a 'commercial failure [...that] has since become a cult classic'; Peter O'Toole described it as 'a comedy with tragic relief'."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 27, 2014 10:28 AM