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The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Vanita Maya
The Killing Of Sister George 1969 Full Movie
The Killing Of Sister George 1969 Full Movie
Published: 2016/10/21
Channel: Alvin Keller
The Killing Of Sister George
The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2015/05/30
Channel: Radha May
Movie portrayal of lesbians: The Killing of Sister George
Movie portrayal of lesbians: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2013/11/02
Channel: Elizabeth Bathory
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PT 1
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PT 1
Published: 2009/04/09
Channel: veracity52
The Killing of Sister George : the Gateways club
The Killing of Sister George : the Gateways club
Published: 2009/03/16
Channel: Madeleine S.
The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: Willie Mccroskey
The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
The Killing Of Sister George (1969) Full Movie
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Warren Thames
Mark Kermode
Mark Kermode's Cult Film Corner: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2010/02/21
Channel: Glittering Delights
The Killing of Sister George (HD)
The Killing of Sister George (HD)
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Mov 2
The Killing of Sister George - The Scones Scene
The Killing of Sister George - The Scones Scene
Published: 2012/09/21
Channel: MultiChannelZero
Pink: Past & Present - The Killing Of Sister George
Pink: Past & Present - The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: First Take
The Killing of Sister George 1968 (US) [138 min] Trailer
The Killing of Sister George 1968 (US) [138 min] Trailer
Published: 2013/02/19
Channel: Goza Ecstatica
Rod Stewart - "The Killing Of Georgie" (Part I & II) (Official Music Video)
Rod Stewart - "The Killing Of Georgie" (Part I & II) (Official Music Video)
Published: 2014/03/01
Channel: Rod Stewart
The Killing Of Sister George
The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2008/02/25
Channel: soutv
Sister George - Drag King QUEERCORE EXPLOSION #10
Sister George - Drag King QUEERCORE EXPLOSION #10
Published: 2013/01/01
Channel: Queercore Explosion
The Killing of Sister George (Opening Credits) 1968
The Killing of Sister George (Opening Credits) 1968
Published: 2012/05/22
Channel: MultiChannelZero
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 10
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 10
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 2
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 2
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 3
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 3
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The Killing of Sister George Commercial
The Killing of Sister George Commercial
Published: 2012/11/20
Channel: Long Wharf Theatre
The Killing of Sister George Scones Scene
The Killing of Sister George Scones Scene
Published: 2013/07/10
Channel: MultiChannelZero
Infamous Queer: The Killing of Sister George
Infamous Queer: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: Infamous Sphere
Two on the Aisle - The Killing of Sister George - Max and Louie Productions
Two on the Aisle - The Killing of Sister George - Max and Louie Productions
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Two On The Aisle
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 12
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 12
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The Killing of Sister George 1968 (US) [138 min] Trailer
The Killing of Sister George 1968 (US) [138 min] Trailer
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: William Ohara
The Killing of Sister George (1968) Full Movie
The Killing of Sister George (1968) Full Movie
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: Rolani Anders
Sister George Larissa Copetti and Raquel Tillo
Sister George Larissa Copetti and Raquel Tillo
Published: 2015/05/13
Channel: Larissa Copetti
Gerald Fried - Music From "The Killing of Sister George" (1968)
Gerald Fried - Music From "The Killing of Sister George" (1968)
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: Dave Fuller
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 4
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 4
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of Sister George
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Mark Syder
PATRICIA MEDINA in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (1968)
PATRICIA MEDINA in THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (1968)
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: Los Angeles Morgue Files
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (Robert ALDRICH, 1968) Beryl REID
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (Robert ALDRICH, 1968) Beryl REID
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: Baby Jane Hudson
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 9
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 9
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
Beryl Reid (1919-1996)
Beryl Reid (1919-1996)
Published: 2009/12/15
Channel: George Pollen
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 11
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 11
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE by Frank Marcus (TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, Fall 2014)
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE by Frank Marcus (TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, Fall 2014)
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: TACT/The Actors Company Theatre
Theme From The Killing of Sister George
Theme From The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2011/08/23
Channel: robotsinheat
The Killing of Sister George test
The Killing of Sister George test
Published: 2014/12/19
Channel: TACT (The Actors Company Theatre)
Some Home Truths
Some Home Truths
Published: 2008/09/14
Channel: nickipee
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 6
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 6
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 5
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 5
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
The VITO Project - The Killing of Sister George - Part I
The VITO Project - The Killing of Sister George - Part I
Published: 2015/07/31
Channel: ReShape
The Killing of Sister George
The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: Sarah Shelton
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 8
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 8
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of Sister George
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of Sister George
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Mark Syder
VITO Project - The Killing of Sister George - Part II
VITO Project - The Killing of Sister George - Part II
Published: 2015/07/31
Channel: ReShape
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 7
KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE PART 7
Published: 2009/04/10
Channel: veracity52
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of sister George
Rainhill Garrick Society presents The Killing Of sister George
Published: 2015/02/19
Channel: Mark Syder
Infamous Queer: The Killing of Sister George
Infamous Queer: The Killing of Sister George
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: Tim Sawyers
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The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was later adapted into a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich.

Stage version[edit]

Sister George is a beloved character in the popular radio series Applehurst, a nurse who ministers to the medical needs and personal problems of the local villagers. She is played by June Buckridge, who in real life is a gin-guzzling, cigar-chomping, slightly sadistic masculine woman, the antithesis of the sweet character she plays. She is often called George in real life, and lives with Alice "Childie" McNaught, a younger dimwitted woman she often verbally and sometimes physically abuses. When George discovers that her character is scheduled to be killed, she becomes increasingly impossible to work and live with. Mercy Croft, an executive at the radio station, intercedes in her professional and personal lives, supposedly to help, but she actually has an agenda of her own.

Although it is strongly implied that George and Childie are lesbians, and towards the end it is suggested that Mercy could be as well, though this is never explicitly stated. Marcus intended the play to be a farce, not a serious treatment of lesbianism, but because there was so little material about lesbians, it became treated as such.[citation needed]

The story is usually regarded as a parody of the killing of Grace Archer in The Archers (an episode much better known at the time the play was written than it would be in the 21st century). It may also have been inspired by the sacking of actress Ellis Powell from Mrs Dale's Diary, and has sometimes been compared with What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.[1][2] The death of Martha Longhurst (actress Lynne Carol) in the English television serial Coronation Street in 1964 may also have been an inspiration.

The Killing of Sister George premiered at the Bristol Old Vic in April 1965, in a production directed by Val May.[3] After a tour, the production moved to the Duke of York's Theatre in London, opening on 17 June 1965, with the original cast including Beryl Reid as June Buckridge, Eileen Atkins as Childie and Lally Bowers as Mercy Croft.[4] In April 1966, the production moved to the St. Martin's Theatre. On 5 October 1966, the show opened at the Belasco Theatre in New York, with the original cast of Reid, Atkins, and Bowers. Hermione Baddeley, Andree Melly and Margaret Courtenay took over at the St. Martin's. Reid won the 1966 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for the Broadway production.

A West End revival in 1995 starred Miriam Margolyes, Serena Evans, and Josephine Tewson. In 2011, a revival at the Arts Theatre in London featured Meera Syal as George. Directed by Iqbal Khan, the cast also included Elizabeth Cadwallader, Belinda Lang, and Helen Lederer.

Film adaptation[edit]

Lukas Heller wrote the screenplay for the 1968 feature film version directed by Robert Aldrich. Beryl Reid was cast as George (although Bette Davis and Angela Lansbury were both offered the role). Susannah York played Childie and Coral Browne took the part of Mercy Croft. In the movie, Applehurst became a television soap opera, and the lesbian aspects of the plot were much more explicit. The film added many characters and shot many scenes on location. The opening sequence has George wandering through the streets and alleyways of Hampstead west of Heath Street. Another is in a real-life London lesbian hangout, the Gateways Club. Childie is portrayed as childishly naive rather than dim-witted, and George is more of an alcoholic. In one scene, while under the influence, George molests two novice nuns in a taxi, behaviour that precipitates the beginning of the end for Sister George.

Radio adaptation[edit]

John Tydeman adapted and directed the play for BBC Radio 4. Broadcast on April 25, 2009, Sarah Badel played George, Lucy Whybrow played Childie and Anna Massey played Mercy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-lifestyle/whats-on-uxbridge/theatre-uxbridge/2008/07/09/the-killing-of-sister-george-113046-21306075/ review of one production
  2. ^ cjubb (2009-10-02). "The Killing Of Sister George at Trinity in Tunbridge Wells". Thisiskent.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  3. ^ Coveney, Michael (2012-04-16). "Val May obituary". ''The Guardian''. London. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Comedy Fulfilment Of New Writer". The Times (56351). London. 1965-06-18. p. 15. 

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