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Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets (1995)

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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who ... See full summary »

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Sir Hugo Coal
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Lady Harriet Coal
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Fledge
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Cleo Coal
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George Lecky
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Mrs. Giblet
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Doris
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Lavinia Freebody
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Inspector Limp
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Sidney Giblet
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Sir Edward Cleghorn
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Johm Lecky
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Harbottle
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Nick Lucas ...
Hubert Cleggie
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Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not thrilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney, who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sidney. Did he have a role in Sidney's disappearance as well? Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Beneath the surface of respectability lies the shadow of our darker side.


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Rated R for sexuality and some gore | See all certifications »
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Fledge: He wanted me to light his lamp.
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A Fantastic Film that combines wit and charm to deliver a dark masterpiece
25 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not much must be said about this film apart from i highly advice People to rent this movie. With a strong British cast including Sting. The direction is superb and the dialogue is intelligent and dark. This combined with a dark sinister plot makes it one of my favourite films of all time and John-Paul Davidson one of the best British Directors around. There are strong performances from both Alan Bates and Thressa Russel. And a surprisingly good performance from Sting and a quest appearance from his wife. Based on the book by Patric McGraph. Go and see it. You will not be disappointed. A must see British Film!!! And in case i haven't said enough. There is a very chilling score. And yes i do love this film!!


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