The Ruling Class1972

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The Ruling Class
Directed by:
Peter Medak

"The Ruling Class" (also known as "Classe dirigente, La") is a Comedy/Musical film directed by Peter Medak, released in the USA on September 13 of 1972 . Peter O'Toole and Alastair Sim are starring, alongside Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne and Michael Bryant.

Who is the director of "The Ruling Class":

The Ruling Class was directed by Peter Medak, a Hungarian director, producer, and actor.

Before making The Ruling Class, Peter Medak had directed A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, released in 1972, Negatives (1968). Since, he directed Ghost in the Noonday Sun, released in 1973, The Odd Job (1978), The Changeling (1980), Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981), The Men's Club (1986), and Let Him Have It (1991).

What was the release date of "The Ruling Class":

The Ruling Class was first released in the United States on Wednesday, September 13, 1972.. This was forty-seven (47) years ago.

What is the cast of "The Ruling Class":

At the casting of The Ruling Class we find Peter O'Toole, previously seen in Murphy's War (1971) and Country Dance (1970); Alastair Sim (The Millionairess (1960), School for Scoundrels (1960)); Arthur Lowe (Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall (1972), The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)) [ more... ]

  • Arthur Lowe, Graham Crowden and Patsy Byrne have all also be seen in Britannia Hospital, released in 1982.
  • Coral Browne and Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews also worked together in The Night of the Generals, released in 1967.
  • Harry Andrews, Michael Bryant and James Hazeldine also appeared together in Nicholas and Alexandra, released in 1971.
  • Coral Browne and Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews also worked together in Theater of Blood, released in 1973.
  • Henry Woolf and Peter O'Toole, Oliver MacGreevy also worked together in Great Catherine, released in 1968.

What is the Storyline of "The Ruling Class":

Following the death from accidental asphyxiation of Ralph Gurney, the 13th Earl of Gurney (Andrews), Jack Gurney (O'Toole) becomes the 14th Earl of Gurney. Jack Gurney at first thinks he is God and shocks his family and friends with his talk of returning to the world to bring it love and charity, not to mention his penchant for breaking out into song and dance routines and sleeping upright on a cross. When faced with unpalatable facts (such as his identity as the 14th Earl), Jack puts them in his [...]

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