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.


A brother and sister compete for the attention of their lodger, unaware he is a murderer. Black comedy, starring Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews and Peter McEnery.

Cast & Crew

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

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Canterbury FilmsAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray