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Leo the Last Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Prince Leo (Marcello Mastroianni) is the exiled ruler from an unnamed country living on the edge of a London ghetto with his harridan mistress Margaret (Billie Whitelaw). While viewing birds through his telescope, he witnesses the struggles of his black neighbors to survive their harsh urban environment. When Salambo (Glenna Forster Jones) is forced into prostitution by Jasper (Keefe West), the prince decides to take action. He rescues the woman after she is raped and makes her his ward and protectorate. When the royal guards invade the neighborhood, Leo and a makeshift troop of residents repel the advance with fireworks and homemade explosives. The film is based on the George Tabori play "The Prince" and deals with class struggles of the poor against the haughty royals. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:May 11, 1970

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Cannes Film Festival John Boorman Best Director 1970 Winner

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as Prince Leo
Billie Whitelaw
as Margaret
Calvin Lockhart
as Roscoe
Glenna Forster-Jones
Graham Crowden
as Max
David de Keyser
as David
Keefe West
as Jesper
Ram John Holder
as Black Preacher
Tina Solomon
as Mrs. Madi
Brinsley Forde
as Bip
Bernard Boston
Phyllis McMahon
as Blonde Whore
Malcolm Redman
Robert Redman
Patsy Smart
as Mrs. Kowalski
Doris Clark
as Singing Lady
Lucita Lijertwood
as Wailing Lady
Ishaq Bux
as Supermarket Manager
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Liz Smith
as Uncredited

Crew

John Boorman
Director
Robert Chartoff
Producer
Irwin Winkler
Producer
John Boorman
Screenwriter
Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer
Fred Myrow
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Young
Set Designer
Joanne Woollard
Costume Designer
John Richardson
Special Effects
Allan James
First Assistant Director
Alex Garfath
Makeup
Zelda Barron
Production Coordinator
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