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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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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

Bette Davis was reportedly very keen to land the part of Sister George. See more »

Quotes

Betty Thaxter: What's one looking for then, love and affection?
George: I suppose you could put it like that, yes.
Betty Thaxter: Oh. I think I need a drink now.
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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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Monumental performance by Reid
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a showcase for some magnificent acting....it doesn't seem at all homophobic , but rather immensely poignant and sad...and in what other film do you get to see a great lesbian band in matching sweaters and guitars (good solo!) Difficult at the beginning, just seems shallow and bitchy, but stick with it and watch Beryl Reid's character disintegrate....the final scene reminded me of "The Blue Angel" or "The Entertainer" in its shattering degradation...congrats to Aldrich for having the guts to make this movie, I think it stands the test of time rather well. Coral Browne is also magnificent, and York holds her own. The lesbian bar scene is worth waiting for.


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