Rent The Ruling Class (1972)

3.5 of 5 from 81 ratings
2h 34min
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Synopsis:
Based on Peter Barnes' hit play, this caustic, hilarious and irreverent black comedy has rightly become a cult classic. The House of Gurney has a family problem - namely the 14th Earl of Gurney (Peter O'Toole) who thinks he is Jesus Christ and when restored to 'normalcy', turns into Jack the Ripper. Unfortunately, the young earl is also the sole heir to the family fortune, so his relatives go to great lengths to trick him into siring a new heir. Then they can institutionalize him and gain access to the money through the child. But the 14th Earl of Gurney has a few tricks up his sleeves...
This controversial tragicomedy managed to condemn just about every section of British society - from the public school system to the Houses of Parliament, and from the Church to homosexuality.
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Directors:
Producers:
Jules Buck, Jack Hawkins
Writers:
Peter Barnes
Studio:
Momentum Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/06/2001
Run Time:
154 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (1) of The Ruling Class

dreadful - The Ruling Class review by SH

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31/03/2016

I am a great fan of old movies, but this was unwatchable, it was so boring with O'Toole going through his OTT phase that I gave up after 30 mins. Who knows maybe the best bits follow......

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