The Killing of Sister George

The Killing of Sister George

Director: Robert Aldrich Cast: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne

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A year after helming The Dirty Dozen, director Robert Aldrich took on this controversial drama based on the play of the same name by Frank Marcus. Beryl Reid stars as soap opera star June, an alcoholic lesbian who spends most of her time with her younger lover, Alice (Susannah York). When vindictive television executive Mercy Croft (Coral Browne) takes a liking to Alice, she arranges to have June's character, Sister George, killed off the show. Drunk and paranoid, June struggles to keep it together or risk losing Alice. Because of its exploration of a subject as taboo as homosexuality, The Killing of Sister George earned an X rating.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2018
UPC: 0738329230012
Original Release: 1968
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 11,729

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger; Audio commentary by film historian David Del Valle and actor/filmmaker Michael Varrati; Interview with lighting/camera operator Brian West; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Beryl Reid June (Sister George)
Susannah York Alice McNaught
Coral Browne Mercy Croft
Ronald Fraser Leo Lockhart
Patricia Medina Betty Thaxter
Hugh Paddick Freddie
Cyril Delevanti Ted Baker
Cyril Elaine Church Actor
Sivi Aberg Diana
William Beckley Floor Manager
Elaine Church Marelen
Brendan Dillon Bert Turner
Jack Raine Deputy Commissioner
Meier Tzelniker Mr. Katz
Cicely Walper Mrs. Coote
Byron Webster Jack Adams

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director,Producer
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Walter Blake Associate Producer
Dick Church Sound/Sound Designer
Gerald Fried Score Composer
William Glasgow Art Director,Production Designer
Lukas Heller Screenwriter
Dean Hodges Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Luciano Editor
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
William Turner Makeup
Brian West Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Killing of Sister George
1. Chapter 1 [10:56]
2. Chapter 2 [19:56]
3. Chapter 3 [20:16]
4. Chapter 4 [17:35]
5. Chapter 5 [15:33]
6. Chapter 6 [16:57]
7. Chapter 7 [20:20]
8. Chapter 8 [18:17]

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