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Uniform Title Ruling class (Motion picture)
Title The ruling class [videorecording] / Joseph E. Levine presents ; an Avco Embassy picture ; a Jules Buck production for Keep Films, Ltd. ; screenplay, Peter Barnes ; produced by Jules Buck and Jack Hawkins ; directed by Peter Medak.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    RUL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 132
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 132.
Note Based on the play by Peter Barnes.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Special features include: commentary track with Peter O'Toole, Peter Medak, Peter Barnes ; Peter Medak's home movies from the making of the film ; publicity materials and production stills ; trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Ken Hodges ; editor, Ray Lovejoy ; music, John Cameron.
Cast Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Michael Bryant, Nigel Green, William Mervyn, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers.
Summary A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy.
Audience Not rated by MPAA.
System Details DVD,widescreen, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.
Language Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords -- Drama.
Upper class -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Megalomania -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Genre/Form Dark comedy films
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Medak, Peter. Director.
Buck, Jules, 1917-2001. Producer.
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973. Producer.
Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004. Screenwriter.
Levine, Joseph E. Producer.
O'Toole, Peter, 1932-2013- Actor.
Sim, Alastair, 1900-1976. Actor.
Lowe, Arthur, 1915-1982. Actor.
Andrews, Harry, 1911-1989. Actor.
Browne, Coral, 1913-1991. Actor.
Bryant, Michael, 1928-2002. Actor.
Crowden, Graham. Actor.
Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004. Ruling class.
Avco Embassy Pictures.
Keep Films (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1559409223
Standard No. 715515012423
Music No. CC1575D Criterion Collection

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