Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the ... See full summary »

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Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp's former employer, whereupon Sloane murders Kemp. Sloane's "just desserts" are not what one would expect. Written by Noble Bell <nbell@cc.memphis.edu>

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11 September 1970 (West Germany)  »

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At one stage, James Mason and Vivien Leigh were being courted to star. See more »

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When Andrews, Reid and McEnery are laying out the dead guy, the 'deceased's movements clearly indicate that he is at least undead. See more »

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Ed: Women are like banks boy, breaking and entry is a serious offence.
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Version of ITV Playhouse: Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1968) See more »

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Behold, thou hast made my days
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Based on Psalm 39:5
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Controversial film way ahead of its time in sophistication...
3 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE is certainly an uneven adaptation of the Joe Orton play, but it does create a few sparks with the performances of BERYL REID as Kath, PETER McENERY as Sloane and HARRY ANDREWS as Ed. The trio is involved in a three-way affair with Mr. Sloane who charms them both with his good looks and apparently bi-sexual leanings.

It's certainly not the usual fare one expects to see on screen, even in the '70s when the material was considered quite daring. But the script gives the three principals some rich material to work with and the film now has a cult status with fans of black comedy.

Orton is the gay playwright who was killed by his lover who then committed suicide and was dead before this film version of his hit London play was made. Whether he would have approved of some of the changes is debatable, but it still has the power to shock and cause ripples of laughter despite the darkness of the theme.

Summing up: As oddball as they come.


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