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The Ruling Class (1972)

The Ruling Class
7.5 Rating
(48 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Hugh Owens

Hugh Owens

Toastmaster
Harry Andrews

Harry Andrews

13th Earl of Gurney
Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe

Tucker
William Mervyn

William Mervyn

Sir Charles
Coral Browne

Coral Browne

Lady Claire
James Villiers

James Villiers

Dinsdale
Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim

Bishop Lampton
Hugh Burden

Hugh Burden

Matthew Peake


Written by
Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes

(screenplay)


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Get the big baggie

6 years, 4 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
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"3.7. Peter O'Toole haluaa jakaa kaikille rakkautta, mutta sehän ei ole soveliasta jaarlille. Sisäsiittoiset aateliset juonivat hänet toimintakykyiseksi. Loppua kohden satiiri on niin mustaa, että se alkaa jo karmia."


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"I decided to watch this film in honor of the great Peter O'Toole who had just recently passed away. Dear lord. If anyone had told me that this was a film where O'Toole plays a noble earl who thinks he's Jesus Christ AND Jack the Ripper, I would have watched this years ago. Basically, it plays off as a madcap critique of the noble classes (I think?) through a series of really strange moments, led by O'Toole who plays a comically unstable rich man. From what I've heard, this is possibly his most"


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"#80 Peter O'Toole as Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney - 14th Earl of Gurney"


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" Peter O'Toole as Jack Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney in "the Ruling Class" (5th nomination) My personal pick as the TRUE Best Actor of the year!..."


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" This movie is a side splitter, just wayyy too funny for words. The best satire on religion and class society ever made, in my not so humble opinion. Peter O'Toole, I love you! "


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