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The Ruling Class (1972)

PG 09/13/1972 (US) DramaComedy 2h 34m


When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, 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.

  1. Peter Barnes

    Screenplay, Writer

  2. Peter Medak


Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter O'Toole

    Peter O'Toole

    Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney - 14th Earl of Gurney

  2. Alastair Sim

    Alastair Sim

    Bishop Bertie Lampton

  3. Arthur Lowe

    Arthur Lowe

    Daniel Tucker

  4. Harry Andrews

    Harry Andrews

    Ralph Gurney - 13th Earl of Gurney

  5. Coral Browne

    Coral Browne

    Lady Claire Gurney

  6. Michael Bryant

    Dr. Herder

  7. Carolyn Seymour

    Carolyn Seymour


  8. Hugh Burden

    Hugh Burden

    Matthew Peake

  9. Nigel Green

    Nigel Green


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The Ruling Class
The Ruling Class

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Original Language English

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