Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

DOUGLAS HICKOX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Canterbury Film Productions.  Screenplay by Clive Exton, based on the play by Joe Orton.  Cinematography by Wolfgang Suschitzky.  Produced by Douglas Kentish.  Music by Georgie Fame.   Production Design by Michael Seymour.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by John Trumper. Joe Orton’s best-known play is brought to the big screen three…

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Tunes Of Glory

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fantastic British film featuring a squaring off between two pristine actors, in this case a showcase for the marvelous talents of Alec Guinness and John Mills. Guinness plays the acting commander of a Scottish barracks who is loved by his men for his healthy attitude towards discipline: nothing can get out…

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Victim

BBB.5 (out of 5) Landmark British drama was the first English-language film to use the word “homosexual”. More importantly, it was also the first to feature gay men as main characters, and sympathetic ones to boot.  Dirk Bogarde plays a happily married lawyer (to Sylvia Syms) who decides to put his life out into the…

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