Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)
Saturday 16th March 2013
Starring Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews & Peter McEnery, Entertaining Mr Sloane, released on DVD by StudioCanal on 8th April 2013, is deliciously dark and humorous story about manipulation and repressed sexuality from controversial playwright Joe Orton.
An attractive young charmer by the name of Mr. Sloane weasels his way into the lives of a middle-aged brother and sister, while trying to disguise the truth about his unpleasant past. Sexual tension drives the plot from the very beginning, when the lonely Kath (Beryl Reid) spots Mr. Sloane (Peter McEnery) in a cemetery and invites him to become a boarder.
Despite the age difference, Sloane coyly plays along with her flirtations for his own benefit. Their fun seems over when Kath's brother Ed (Harry Andrews, The Agony & The Ecstasy, The Hill, Battle of Britain) shows up, but the prim and proper gentleman also takes a shine to Sloane, hiring him as his chauffeur and taking particular interest in the young man's tight leather uniform. Kath and Ed's elderly father, however, develops a strong hatred of Sloane and accuses to him of being involved in an old, unsolved murder.
- Interview with Joe Orton on the Eamonn Andrews show, 1967
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