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Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 1970 (UK)
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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... Ed
... Mr Sloane
Alan Webb ... Kemp ('Dadda')
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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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Enas andras gia oles tis douleies  »

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The original Broadway production of "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" by Joe Orton opened at the Lyceum Theater in New York on October 12, 1965 and ran for 13 performances. The Joe Orton play was the basis for the screenplay by Clive Exton for the movie version. 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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Sloane: [to Ed (having just murdered Ed's father)] You wouldn't put me away, would you?... I'm impressionable. Think what the nick would do to me. I'd pick up criminal connections.
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Instead of "The End" the last title reads "AMEN". See more »

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Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997) See more »

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Entertaining Mr. Sloane
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Written and performed by Georgie Fame
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AN UTTER DISASTER
25 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This adaptation of the brilliant Joe Orton play in an unmitigated disaster. Every joke is overdone to the point of surrealism. The wit is killed dead, and any pretense to psychology is thrown out the window in a late sixties psychedelic mish-mash completely at odds with the stage farce tone of the source material. If people like this movie, it's for the sheer oddness, not because it has any of the qualities evinced by the play. It's like watching a Noel Coward play performed by lunatics in an asylum.


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