The Ruling Class

by Peter Medak 2h34min Royaume-Uni (Angleterre) 1972
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The Ruling Class
by Peter Medak

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

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  • Peter O'Toole : Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney
  • Alastair Sim : L'évêque Bertie Lampton
  • Arthur Lowe : Daniel Tucker
  • Harry Andrews : Ralph Gurney
  • And with: Coral Browne, Michael Bryant


  • Director Peter Medak
  • Scenario Peter Barnes
  • Original work author Peter Barnes
  • Photo director Ken Hodges
  • Set Design Peter Murton
  • Costume Design Ruth Myers
  • Editing Ray Lovejoy
  • Original music John Cameron
  • Producer Jules Buck, Jack Hawkins
  • Production Compagny Keep Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,78:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1972
  • Release date for France09/11/1972
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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