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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 »

Director:

Douglas Hickox

Writers:

Clive Exton (screenplay), Joe Orton (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Beryl Reid ... Kath
Harry Andrews ... Ed
Peter McEnery ... Mr Sloane
Alan Webb Alan Webb ... Kemp ('Dadda')
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Storyline

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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Nobody's perfect.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Enas andras gia oles tis douleies See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)
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Trivia

The car that Harry Andrews drives in the film is a Pontiac Parisienne, formerly owned by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett and re-sprayed pink for the film. You can see Pontiac on the rear of the car when Sloane drunkenly returns to the house one night and Parisienne on the boot when Andrews removes a shotgun from it. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

Instead of "The End" the last title reads "AMEN". See more »

Connections

Version of ITV Playhouse: Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Entertaining Mr. Sloane
(uncredited)
Written and performed by Georgie Fame
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Superb Gothic comedie-noire
4 January 2003 | by rickvanSee all my reviews

If you haven't seen this superb film - put it to the top of your "must view" list! Featuring two of Britain's best character actors, the late Beryl Reid and the late Harry Andrews, this scintillating black comedy is based on Joe Orton's wonderful play of the same name. Reid is marvellous as aging nymphomaniac Kath and Harry Andrews provides a superb foil as her roue brother Ed, who both attempt to secure the sexual services of their libidinous lodger, Sloane (played by Peter McEnery). Set in an eerie graveyard lodgehouse and with Alan Webb as their grubby father this brilliant film has gained cult status since its release over 30 years ago and is the only film I can watch - and enjoy - repeatedly.


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