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Entertaining Mr Sloane

Entertaining Mr Sloane

Douglas Hickox (1969)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The quintessential black comedy from Joe Orton, in which a brother and sister vie for the sexual favours of a muscle-bound stud, is brought to the screen with some panache by director Douglas Hickox (Theatre of Blood). Clive Exton's semi-faithful script attempts to widen the play's rather enclosed feel, but Orton is essentially a playwright who belongs on a small stage with one chintz sofa. The cast is superb, particularly Beryl Reid, as ageing blonde Kath, and Harry Andrews as her homosexual sibling.


Siblings Beryl Reid and Harry Andrews vie for the attentions of lodger Peter McEnery, unaware he's a full-time psychopath who's already killed once. Wonderful adaptation of Joe Orton's darkly comic stage play, also starring Alan Webb.

Cast & Crew

Kath Beryl Reid
Ed Harry Andrews
Mr Sloane Peter McEnery
Kemp Alan Webb
Director Douglas Hickox

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Canterbury Films Available on: Available on video and DVD


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