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Director:
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Charles Dyer (screenplay)
Charles Dyer (play)
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Release Date:
20 August 1969 (USA) See more »
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Can this marriage last? See more »
Plot:
Charles Dyer and Harry Leeds are a couple that have been living together for nearly 20 years. Both earn... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rex Harrison ... Charles Dyer

Richard Burton ... Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Harry's Mother
Beatrix Lehmann ... Charlie's Mother
Michael Rogers ... Drag Singer
Royston Starr ... Drag Singer
Jake Kavanagh ... Choirboy
Dermot Kelly ... Gravedigger
Gordon Heath ... Postman
Avril Angers ... Miss Ricard
Neil Wilson ... Policeman
Shelagh Fraser ... Cub Mistress
Gwen Nelson ... Matron
Pat Heywood ... Nurse
Stephen Lewis ... Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katya Wyeth ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Charles Dyer (screenplay)

Charles Dyer (play "Staircase")

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dudley Moore 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Art Direction by
Willy Holt 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist: Mr. Burton
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist: Mr. Harrison
Alain Folgoas .... special makeup effects assistant: Mr Burton (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Marc Maurette .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Grunebaum .... assistant director
Pierre Roubaud .... assistant director
Bernard Stora .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jean-Louis Ducarme .... sound mixer
Kenout Peltier .... dubbing editor
Alex Pront .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator (as Frederick Cooper)
Roy Larner .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jacques Mironneau .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clare Rendlesham .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Arthur Carroll .... production executive
 
Crew believed to be complete


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96 min | UK:100 min
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The original Broadway production of "Staircase" by Charles Dyer opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York on March 2, 1968 and ran for 61 performances.See more »
Quotes:
Charles Dyer:I feel like a whore at a choir boy's orgy.See more »
Soundtrack:
StaircaseSee more »

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11 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Nothing Rings True, 29 June 2007
Author: eddiekluber from United States

The two leads supposedly hated playing their roles, and it shows. Burton isn't bad, but Harrison is just awful. Toward the end when he does his "not alone, not alone" speech, it's just hollow words. But we have to remember the time it was made. Boys in the Band, like this film, also sends the message that gay people hate themselves and their lives. I have to laugh at the guy above who wrote that he's not gay, so he likes the movie because it doesn't threaten him. How pompous! I AM gay, and the movie doesn't threaten me at all. A bad film is a bad film, no matter what the subject matter; and this is a baaaaad film! Also the scene in the park where Harrison is checking out kids playing sends that old "gay people will threaten your innocent children" message. And how about that old ugly "hustler" in the blonde wig that Harrison picks up! Were we meant to believe he was a young guy? Also the idea of Burton wearing a surgical bandage all the time to cover his baldness was ridiculous. There WERE realistic toupees even then. As I said, NOTHING rings true.

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