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Brotherly Love (1970)

Country Dance (original title)
R | | Drama | 22 April 1970 (USA)
Controversial tragicomedy about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. Having left her husband, Hilary moves in with her unbalanced brother, Pink, who uses wit and humor to hide his amorous yearnings.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sir Charles Ferguson
... Hilary Dow
... Douglas Dow
... Brig. Crieff
... Dr. Maitland
... Rosie
... Jack Baird
... Auctioneer
Mark Malicz ... Benny-the-Pole
... Matron
Lennox Milne ... Miss Mailer
Helena Gloag ... Auntie Belle
Marjorie Dalziel ... Bank Lizzie
Marjorie Christie ... Bun Mackenzie
Rona Newton-John ... Miss Scott
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Controversial tragicomedy about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. Having left her husband, Hilary moves in with her unbalanced brother, Pink, who uses wit and humor to hide his amorous yearnings.

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Although set in the UK, this was filmed in Enniskerry, Ireland, a few miles from Ardmore Film Studios. See more »

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Sir Charles Ferguson: Remember the nice things. Reared in exile by a card-cheating, scandal ruined daddy. A mummy who gave us gin for milk. Ours was such a beautifully disgusting childhood.
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Love Is the Sweetest Thing
Performed by Al Bowlly
Music and Lyrics by Ray Noble
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Clearly a waste of the time of a talented cast and director.
18 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thought maybe a film which boasted a cast including Peter O'Toole, Susannah York, Michael Craig & Harry Andrews might be worth watching. Alas, I was wrong. Utter pretentious nonsense from beginning to end with both O'Toole and York overacting wildly. I watched it twice and still have no idea what is was about. I've a feeling O'Toole plays the Laird of a Scottish castle who has a drink problem and likes reliving childhood games with his sister (York). He is also barking mad. But apart from that, your guess is as good as mine.

The film has no redeeming feature whatsoever. I can only assume the cast and director were blackmailed into making this dreary, unimaginative, stagy piffle. Clearly a waste of the time of a talented cast and director. Risible.


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