The Ruling Class

1972

Peter Medak
Director
Avco Embassy
Production Company

The new Earl of Gurney turns out to be even more eccentric than his late father.

Peter Barnes play gives the single finger to the British Aristocracy with elan. O'Toole is a riot as the m'lord who thinks he is God aided by a sublime turn by Arthur Lowe as his covertly communist manservant.

George Hilsdon screencap courtesy of Tigon Man.


Ruling Class (Special Edition)
30th October 2001
DVD




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Peter O'Toole
Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney
Alastair Sim
Bishop Lampton
Arthur Lowe
Tucker
Harry Andrews
13th Earl of Gurney
Coral Browne
Lady Claire
Michael Bryant
Dr. Herder
Nigel Green
McKyle
William Mervyn
Sir Charles Gurney
Carolyn Seymour
Grace Shelley
James Villiers
Dinsdale
Hugh Burden
Matthew Peake
Graham Crowden
Truscott
Kay Walsh
Mrs. Piggot-Jones
Patsy Byrne
Mrs Treadwell
Joan Cooper
Nurse Brice
James Grout
Inspector Brockett
James Hazeldine
Fraser
Hugh Owens
Toastmaster
Griffith Davies
Inmate
Oliver MacGreevy
Inmate
Henry Woolf
Inmate
Neil Kennedy
Dr. Herder's Assistant
Ronald Adam
Lord
Cyril Appleton
McKyle's Assistant
Kenneth Benda
Lord Chancellor
Julian D'Albie
Lord
Declan Mulholland
Poacher
Llewellyn Rees
Lord
Leslie Schofield
McKyle's Assistant
Margaret Lacey
Midwife
George Hilsdon
Peer (uncredited)