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Staircase(1969)

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  • staircase

    • kevin sellers
    • 3/13/17

    In their understandable excitement at finally being unshackled from the chains of Hollywood censorship it seems that screenwriter Charles Dyer and director Stanley Donen forgot to provide this film with a story! Therefore, what we are left with is just under two hours of bitchy darts delivered by the two stars, about a third of which are even faintly amusing or insightful. And that percentage just won't cut it when you don't have a plot to draw you in and keep you watching. To mention nothing of the rather offensive implication of the film makers that a gay couple is, by definition, bitchy and prone to deliver verbal darts. Give it a C. P.S. The actress who played the hideous mom, Beatrix Lehman, was a damn good short story writer and novelist.

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    • surprising
    • 3/12/17

    Good acting,think the two stars could've been less obvious,but it was entertaining.Glad TCM showed this with Burton's Star Of The Month.

  • Scary

    • john
    • 3/10/17

    Never knew these two big stars made this movie--almost as bad as finding out Rock Hudson---and many others--- were "that way" after the fact.

  • STAIRCASE is two great actors at their best!

    • david lincoln brooks
    • 7/3/07

    STAIRCASE was the film least heralded and esteemed at TCM's recent GAY IMAGES IN FILM festival in June 2007. But, to me, it was maybe the most interesting surprise. Riddled with problems during its making, and a miserable box-office failure, STAIRCASE now is an amazing timepiece with a very stylish script in the Pinter/Orton stagey style. This film presents a wry, even bitter portrait of two miserable gay characters... but, I daresay, I think it hews more to the truth of many middle-aged gay relationships than is comfortable for anyone to admit...

  • Funny, Sad, Cruel, but Funny

    • Peggy
    • 6/27/07

    Funny movie, but also somewhat cruel and sad. Rather on the order of Robin Williams "The Bird Cage." The funny parts are all the "British" phrases and comments that we do not normally hear, such as "drier than a camel's chamber pot"!!

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