Entertaining Mr. Sloane


1h 34m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp's former employer, whereupon Sloane murders Kemp. Sloane's "just desserts" are not what one would expect.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 27 Jul 1970
Production Company
Canterbury Films
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton (London, 6 May 1964).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Kath Kemp, a fat and "fortyish" spinster, discovers Mr. Sloane, a svelte blonde youth, sunbathing on a tombstone. She invites Sloane to lodge at her home, where he meets doddering Dadda Kemp and Kath's homosexual brother, Ed. Attracted by the youth's trim physique, middle-aged sports enthusiast Ed engages Sloane as his chauffeur and buys him an appropriate uniform, all of leather. Equally enamored, Kath seduces Sloane and is impregnated. Breaking 20 years' silence Dadda informs Ed of Sloane's perfidy and announces that the young man is the fugitive murderer of Kemp's former employer. When Sloane and Kemp are left alone, the drifter kicks the old man to death. Dadda is laid in state on the kitchen table, and the siblings agree to represent the death as accidental, on the condition that Sloane marry both. Tearing the Bible from Dadda's hand, Ed performs the service uniting Sloane and sister, and Kath reciprocates by marrying Sloane and Ed.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 27 Jul 1970
Production Company
Canterbury Films
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton (London, 6 May 1964).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

You wouldn't put me away, would you? ... I'm impressionable. Think what the nick would do to me. I'd pick up criminal connections.
- Sloane

Trivia

When the crew needed dressing rooms they asked at Marmora Road which is opposite the cemetry where the house in the film is. Beryl Reid refused to "lower" herself to using an ordinary house as her dressing room and they had to get a caravan for her and park it in the street outside.

Notes

Opened in London in April 1970.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970