Shelley Winters is the madame of a house where customers play out their erotic fantasies, oblivious to a revolution which is sweeping the country. When her old friend, the chief of police (Peter Falk), asks her to impersonate the missing queen in order to reassure the people and halt the revolution, she offers instead three of her customers to play the general, bishop and chief justice, all of whom have died in the revolution.
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Rejected by the British Board of Film Censors on 19 July 1963, but opened anyway at the Academy Cinema on 17 October 1963, courtesy of a local "X" certificate from the Greater London Council. The film ran 9 weeks and then moved on to the Academy's 11pm late show slot for a further 11 weeks. By then the BBFC had bowed to public opinion and passed the film for public exhibition on 12 December 1963. See more
You can all go home now. To your own homes, your own beds. Where you can be sure everything will be even falser than it is here. Go on!
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Composed by Igor Stravinsky
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