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Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974)

An art student is thrown out of college. Depressed, he comes up with the Party of Dynamic Erection, a near fascist "party" that promotes male sexual dominance and which attracts a couple of other unsavory confused characters.

Director:

Stuart Cooper

Writers:

David Halliwell (play), Derek Woodward
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... Malcolm Scrawdyke
John McEnery ... Wick Blagdon
David Warner ... Dennis Charles Nipple
Rosalind Ayres ... Ann Gedge
Raymond Platt Raymond Platt ... Irwin Ingham
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Storyline

An art student is thrown out of college. Depressed, he comes up with the Party of Dynamic Erection, a near fascist "party" that promotes male sexual dominance and which attracts a couple of other unsavory confused characters.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Malcolm See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancashire, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Apple Corps See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to John Hurt, the film was completely financed by George Harrison See more »

Quotes

Malcolm Scrawdyke: He could get out of bed. Four o'clock in the afternoon. Light up a fag and smoke it, just like that! What a man!
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Crazy Credits

Apple acknowledge the co-operation of Oldham Council and Huddersfield Polytechnic whose premises currently available to students are not necessarily as depicted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely Man
Written by Bob Purvis and Mal Evans
Performed by Splinter
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Little tyrants are funny, tragic and so much worse...
10 March 2018 | by bkernan-76883See all my reviews

This is an interesting film of the stage play. Part Withnail and I, but much darker. It satirizes political movements, yes, but it's also about men. It is quintessentially male to be arrogant and stupid...and dangerous. It makes for a very funny film until...well, watch the film to the end.

Hurt is great. It is fun to see him as a young, active man. The screenplay is well written and tight--a little Tom Stoppard-ish.

I'm glad to have seen it. So compelling, it made me want to write my first IMDB review.


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