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The Ruling class

Author: Peter Barnes; Peter O'Toole; Alastair Sim; Keep Films, Ltd.; Water Bearer Films (Firm)
Publisher: [S.l.] : Distributed by Water Bearer Films, 1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Devastating satire on the British upper classes stars Peter O'Toole as the 14th Earl of Gurney fresh from an insane asylum to claim his inheritance. Jack Gurney's mad goodness - he believes himself to be Jesus Christ - is contrasted with the rest of the family's sane evil. He finally is "cured" and becomes a blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords.
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Genre/Form: Video tapes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Barnes; Peter O'Toole; Alastair Sim; Keep Films, Ltd.; Water Bearer Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 36483396
Notes: "WBF 8080."
From the play by Peter Barnes.
Videocassette release of the 1972 motion picture by Keep Films, Ltd.
"Full length version never before available in the United States"--Container.
Times differ: Container has 142 mins. ; cassette label has 138:28.
Credits: Director, Peter Medak ; producers, Jules Buck, Jack Hawkins ; screenplay, Peter Barnes ; music, John Cameron.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Michael Bryant, Graham Crowden, Nigel Green, William Mervyn, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers.
Description: 1 videocassette (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Responsibility: Keep Films, Ltd.

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Devastating satire on the British upper classes stars Peter O'Toole as the 14th Earl of Gurney fresh from an insane asylum to claim his inheritance. Jack Gurney's mad goodness - he believes himself to be Jesus Christ - is contrasted with the rest of the family's sane evil. He finally is "cured" and becomes a blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords.

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