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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:
Beryl Reid gives a terrific performance in this overlooked comedy drama from Robert Aldrich, one of Hollywood's most underrated directors. 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:
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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Last film of Meier Tzelniker.See more »
Quotes:
Alice:Not all women are raving bloody lesbians, you know.
George:That is a misfortune I am perfectly well aware of!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997)See more »

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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Beryl Reid gives a terrific performance in this overlooked comedy drama from Robert Aldrich, one of Hollywood's most underrated directors., 15 January 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Robert Aldrich is a director who rarely gets the attention he deserves. Ridiculously versatile he made the fascinating Film Noir 'Kiss Me Deadly', the gothic black comedy 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?', and the macho "tough guys on a mission" action classic 'The Dirty Dozen' to name just three in a long career. Just to emphasize that he could do just about anything, one of the first movies he made after 'The Dirty Dozen' was 'The Killing Of Sister George'. It's hard to imagine two more different movies! George is a very English picture about a much loved soap opera star (played by Beryl Reid) who has to juggle a career crisis with a complex lesbian relationship (her lover being played by Susanna York). Reid was well known to British audiences through her TV work, especially a couple of highly popular John Le Carre adaptations. Reid originated the Sister George role on the stage and she really makes the most of it in this movie. Her performance is terrific, hilariously bitchy and also very sad and pathetic. York is also good, and the lesbian subject matter must have been very shocking for the time. It may look a little dated now, but in context it is quite sensitively handled. There are some great actors in the supporting cast, most notably Coral Browne ('Theatre Of Blood') who plays a TV producer who has her eye on York. 'The Killing Of Sister George' deserves a bigger audience. I highly recommend it and hope that anyone who enjoys it looks further into the career of the Robert Aldrich, a seriously underrated film maker!

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