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The Ruling Class

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An institutionalized schizophrenic with a Messiah complex inherits the position of an English Earl in this cutting satire of British society, based on a play by [[Performer~P80745~Peter Barnes~peterbarnes]]. The film's irreverent tone is established with the disturbingly hilarious death of the thirteenth Earl of Gurney during a bizarre attempt at auto-erotic asphyxiation. To the dismay of the earl's family, the title passes to his son Jack ([[Performer~P53681~Peter O'Toole~peterotoole]]), who has been...more

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