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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:
Underrated 1960's British black comedy. A must-see 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)

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:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 huge success of The Dirty Dozen (1967) the year before had given director Robert Aldrich the opportunity to set up Aldrich & Associates. This gave him the freedom to pursue more challenging and stimulating subject matter, of which "The Killing of Sister George" was the first example.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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Vito (2011)See more »

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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Underrated 1960's British black comedy. A must-see, 20 June 1999
Author: James Foster from Brighton

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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