Entertaining Mr. Sloane

United Kingdom, 1970

Film
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Joe Orton’s plays eroticised the “kitchen-sink” realist theatre of the 1960s. In “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” a young man lodges with a safely bourgeois brother and sister (Harry Edwards and Beryl Reid) only to find that they are both interested in seducing him, and they will let nothing get in their way of satisfying their sexual desires. Though it is as theatre that Orton’s work is most successful, this film is still a satisfying translation of his work onto the screen. The cast is magnificent, especially the wonderful Beryl Reid.

Credits

production company

Canterbury Film Productions

producer

Douglas Kentish

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1970

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304323

Language

English

Audience classification

M (15+)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay and lesbian studies

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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