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The Ruling Class (1972)

PG
154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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 Barnes (screenplay) (play)
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Updated May 10, 1972

Release date
Sep 15, 1972 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Hugh Owens
Toastmaster Toastmaster   See fewer
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Harry Andrews
13th Earl of Gurney 13th Earl of Gurney   See fewer
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Arthur Lowe
Tucker Tucker   See fewer
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William Mervyn
Sir Charles Sir Charles   See fewer
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Coral Browne
Lady Claire Lady Claire   See fewer
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James Villiers
Dinsdale Dinsdale   See fewer
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Alastair Sim
Bishop Lampton Bishop Lampton   See fewer
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Hugh Burden
Matthew Peake Matthew Peake   See fewer
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Peter O'Toole
Jack 14th Earl of Gurney Jack 14th Earl of Gurney   See fewer
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Michael Bryant
Dr. Herder Dr. Herder   See fewer
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Henry Woolf
Inmate Inmate   See fewer
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Oliver MacGreevy
Inmate (as Oliver McGreevy) Inmate (as Oliver McGreevy)   See fewer
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Kay Walsh
Mrs. Piggott-Jones Mrs. Piggott-Jones   See fewer
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Patsy Byrne
Mrs. Treadwell Mrs. Treadwell   See fewer
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Neil Kennedy
Dr. Herder's Assistant Dr. Herder's Assistant   See fewer
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Nigel Green
McKyle McKyle   See fewer
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Cyril Appleton
McKyle's Assistant McKyle's Assistant   See fewer
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Leslie Schofield
McKyle's Assistant McKyle's Assistant   See fewer
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Joan Cooper
Nurse Brice Nurse Brice   See fewer
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Graham Crowden
Truscott Truscott   See fewer
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James Grout
Inspector Brockett Inspector Brockett   See fewer
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Kenneth Benda
Lord Chancellor Lord Chancellor   See fewer
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Margaret Lacey
Midwife (uncredited) Midwife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Rietty
Various Roles (voice) (uncredited) Various Roles (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Standeven
Peer (uncredited) Peer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Wood
Corpse (uncredited) Corpse (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 5,507 votes