The Ruling Class

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Overview

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. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 13, 1972
    PG, Theatrical

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Keywords

Cast 7

  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. MB

    Michael Bryant
    Dr. Herder

  7. Carolyn Seymour

Crew 12

Art

  1. PM

    Peter Murton
    Production Design

Camera

  1. KH

    Ken Hodges
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. RM

    Ruth Myers
    Costume Design

Directing

  1. PM

    Peter Medak
    Director

Editing

  1. RL

    Ray Lovejoy
    Editor

Production

  1. JB

    Jules Buck
    Producer

  2. Jack Hawkins

    Jack Hawkins
    Producer

  3. DK

    David Korda
    Associate Producer

  4. MS

    Maude Spector
    Casting

Sound

  1. JC

    John Cameron
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. PB

    Peter Barnes
    Writer

  2. PB

    Peter Barnes
    Screenplay

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