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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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Coral Browne ...
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Hugh Paddick ...
Freddie
Cyril Delevanti ...
Ted Baker
Sivi Aberg ...
Diana
William Beckley ...
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Elaine Church ...
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Brendan Dillon ...
Bert Turner
Mike Freeman ...
Noel
Maggie Paige ...
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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: By yourself? You couldn't even cross the bloody road by yourself!
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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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Underrated 1960's British black comedy. A must-see
20 June 1999 | by (Brighton) – See all my reviews

Anyone who likes gritty, clever, slightly comical drama should see this one. The plot is simple enough - an alcoholic gay actress worried about her future in a top Coronation Street-style soap opera - but the way the film is put together is pithy without being too complex - the characterisations are brilliantly satirical, showing up the worst side of the soap opera industry and its catty, backstabbing nature. You don't find yourself feeling sorry for anyone at the end of it apart from perhaps Susannah York. Lots of London-in-the-1960s location filming and familiar faces - I'm only surprised that John Le Mesurier doesn't appear in it. In a word - absorbing. Why don't they make them like this anymore?


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