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The Ruling Class (1972)

The Ruling Class
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Hugh Owens Hugh Owens
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Harry Andrews Harry Andrews
Ralph Gurney - 13th Earl of Gurney
Arthur Lowe Arthur Lowe
Daniel Tucker
William Mervyn William Mervyn
Sir Charles Gurney
Coral Browne Coral Browne
Lady Claire Gurney
James Villiers James Villiers
Dinsdale Gurney
Alastair Sim Alastair Sim
Bishop Lampton
Hugh Burden Hugh Burden
Matthew Peake


Written by
Peter Barnes Peter Barnes
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Get the big baggie

7 years, 8 months ago at Jun 14 12:44
This black comedy needs to be seen in the right state of mind. And that state of mind is high. And you'll need more than one joint, it's a long movie. Unfortunately I wasn't on any mind altering drugs when I watched the movie (the box really should come with a warning). It was made in the early 70's, in that experimental phase, where pushing the boundaries was the most important thing. The pl... read more
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Release date: 10 May 1972
UPC: 715515012423
Tags: Comedy (4), 1970s (3), Methodist (2), Testicles (2), Soul (2), British Empire (2), Delusion (2), Messiah (2), Beastiality (2), Suffering (2), Fetus (2), Paranoia (2), Money (2), Arrest (2), French (2), Delusional Grandiosity (2), Tricycle (2), Insane Asylum (2), Screaming (2), Heartbeat (2)
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Get the big baggie

“This black comedy needs to be seen in the right state of mind. And that state of mind is high. And you'll need more than one joint, it's a long movie. Unfortunately I wasn't on any mind altering drugs when I watched the movie (the box really should come with a warning). It was made in the early 70's, in that experimental phase, where pushing the boundaries was the most important thing. The plot, if there is one, is that the 13th Earl of something or other has died and the heir returns to the fold, from his 7 year vacation in the nuthouse. From there you will see an hour or so of very dry but absurd humor making fun of the English aristocratic way of life, with a few songs thrown in. Then it will take a turn for a half an hour in another direction, and then plummet you into a darknes” read more


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