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The Boy Friend

The Boyfriend
  • 1971
  • UK
  • 137 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ken Russell
  • Written by: Ken Russell
  • Cast: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian

Extremely camp screen version of Sandy Wilson's musical about an assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Twiggy) who is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinee performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director (Cecil B DeThrill) is in the audience. Disturbingly charming, rarely seen 1920s period piece from the brilliant British filmmaker Russell (Tommy).

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