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The Killing of Sister George
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Director:
Writers:
Frank Marcus (from the play by)
Lukas Heller (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 December 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of three consenting adults in the privacy of their own home.
Plot:
George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
Scathing indictment of show biz See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Beryl Reid ... June Buckridge

Susannah York ... Alice 'Childie' McNaught
Coral Browne ... Mercy Croft

Ronald Fraser ... Leo Lockhart

Patricia Medina ... Betty Thaxter
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 ... Deputy Commissioner
Dolly Taylor ... Tea Lady
Meier Tzelniker ... Mr. Katz
Cicely Walper ... Mrs. Coote
Byron Webster ... Jack Adams
Rosalie Williams ... Mildred
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Evans ... Club Owner (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Eileen Page ... Leslie (uncredited)

Derek Partridge ... Personal Manager (uncredited)
James Payne ... Man in Traffic Jam (uncredited)

Velvet Rhodes ... Lesbian (uncredited)
Madeline Smith ... Nun (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Aldrich 
 
Writing credits
Frank Marcus (from the play by)

Lukas Heller (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Aldrich .... producer
Walter Blake .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Luciano 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
William Glasgow 
 
Set Decoration by
John Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Renié (costumes designer) (as Renie)
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
William Turner .... makeup artist (as Bill Turner)
 
Production Management
David Bennett .... production manager: London
Eddie Saeta .... unit manager
George Tobin .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daisy Gerber .... assistant director
Dennis Robertson .... first assistant director: London
 
Art Department
Jack Holden .... assistant art director: London
Ygnacio Sepulveda .... property master (as Ignazio Sepulveda)
 
Sound Department
Richard S. Church .... sound mixer (as Dick Church)
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer: London
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernie Abramson .... still photographer
Wally Fairweather .... camera operator: London
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Herbert Smith .... camera operator: London (as Herbie Smith)
Brian West .... lighting camera operator: London
Keith Blake .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Gary Boren .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William N. Clark .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ned Davenport .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Hannah .... gaffer (uncredited)
Joe Jackman .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Osborne .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Frank J. Urioste .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script supervisor (as Adell Bravos)
William Aldrich .... assistant to the producer
Robert Sherman .... dialogue supervisor
 

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Runtime:
138 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (2005) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Norway:16 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | Sweden:11 | UK:X | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:18 (f)

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Trivia:
The original Broadway production of "The Killing of Sister George" by Frank Marcus opened at the Belasco Theater in New York on October 5, 1966, ran for 205 performances and was nominated for the 1967 Tony Award for the Best Play. Beryl Reid won the 1967 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and recreated her role in the movie version.See more »
Quotes:
Mercy Croft:It so happens that your death will coincide with road safety week, a cause which we know is very close to your heart.See more »
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Scathing indictment of show biz, 4 July 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Beryl Reid gives a no-holds-barred performance as an aging lesbian actress who's already teetering on the edge when she gets word that her character in a TV soap opera is to be killed off. She takes out her frustrations on her childlike lover (Susannah York) and a production head (Coral Browne), the two of whom eventually become intimate on their own. The script-reading sequence had me howling with laughter, and Reid's non-stop barrage of put-downs, insults, wisecracks and other hateful remarks are acidly hilarious. A surprisingly realistic sex scene near the end is pretty graphic for its time (I almost felt like looking away) and we never learn much about Browne's icy character, but the final scene is gut-wrenching, as is the final line of dialogue. *** from ****

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