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The Ruling Class

PG| 2 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
When the Earl of Gurney (Harry Andrews) dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack (Peter O'Toole), inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to own the estate, the Gurney family plots to steal Jack's inheritance. As their outrageous schemes fail, the family strives to cure Jack of his bizarre behavior, with disastrous results.

Cast: Peter O'Toole , Alastair Sim , Harry Andrews , Arthur Lowe , Coral Browne , Michael Bryant , Nigel Green , William Mervyn

Director: Peter Medak

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Image Entertainment Inc., Criterion Collection, AVCO Embassy Pictures, Nelson Entertainment [us]

The Ruling Class (1972)

Release Date: September 6th, 2002|2 hr. 34 min.

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