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The Killing of Sister George (1968)

 -  Drama  -  12 December 1968 (USA)
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George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »

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Beryl Reid ...
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Coral Browne ...
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Hugh Paddick ...
Freddie
Cyril Delevanti ...
Ted Baker
Sivi Aberg ...
Diana
William Beckley ...
Floor Manager
Elaine Church ...
Marlene
Brendan Dillon ...
Bert Turner
Mike Freeman ...
Noel
Maggie Paige ...
Maid
Jack Raine ...
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Dolly Taylor ...
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George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's tv programme. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory tv producer. Written by Paul Baker <bakerjp@unix.lancs.ac.uk>

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The story of three consenting adults in the privacy of their own home.

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12 December 1968 (USA)  »

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3 gynaikes me diko tous erota  »

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Trivia

Robert Aldrich always counted this as a personal favorite of all his films. See more »

Quotes

George: I'm going to give the people what they really want -commercials!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the picture distractingly flips from left to right as the main character travels through claustrophobia-inducing alleyways. See more »

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Referenced in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #2.25 (1969) See more »

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Very amusing with vitriolic dialogue!
20 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A supremely entertaining film I thought, WAY ahead of it's time for the content and theme. The 'showdown' scene between 'Sister George' (Reid) and 'Mercy Croft'(Browne) was excruciatingly funny! a two way band of vitriolic hatred-the dialogue was bitchy and vitriolic in the extreme, overall an excellent movie that contains pathos/paranoia/jealousy/mind-games/spite and vast amounts of HUMOUR!! The fashions and locations are very 'period' of the time-Late sixties. A very good script that never let's you down-you almost can't wait for the next injurious insult/put-down to be heard-I truly believe the way those sentences were constructed were very over the top, but somehow very real and true to life - even now.


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