The Leather Boys


1h 50m 1965

Brief Synopsis

Dot and Reggie are part of a notorious biker crew who decide to get hitched. However, there is little marital bliss when marriage doesn't seem to tame Dot one bit -- she comes home drunker and later than ever if she decides to come home at all. When Reggie turns to his biker pals for comfort he encounters the shadowy underground of gay biker culture.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 8 Nov 1965
Production Company
Raymond Stross Productions
Distribution Company
Allied Artists; RLP Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Leather Boys by Eliot George (London, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Dot and Reggie are London teenagers who marry and immediately run into problems. When Dot proves to be more interested in hairstyles, movies, and comic books than in keeping house and cooking meals, Reggie spends more and more time at his motorcycle club, where he meets Pete. Soon Reggie moves to his grandmother's house and shares a room with Pete, who proves to be much more domestic than Dot. On a motorcycle race to Edinburgh, Dot and Reggie renew their affection for each other, but when Reggie returns home, he finds Dot in bed with another man. Pete tries to persuade him to go with him to New York, but in a dockside pub, Reggie discovers that Pete is a homosexual and walks away.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1965
Premiere Information
New York opening: 8 Nov 1965
Production Company
Raymond Stross Productions
Distribution Company
Allied Artists; RLP Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Leather Boys by Eliot George (London, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in January 1964. Eliot George is a pseudonym for Gillian Freeman.

Miscellaneous Notes

The United Kingdom

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States June 13, 1989

Released in United States on Video May 4, 1999

Shown at New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film June 13, 1989.

CinemaScope

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 2000 (Shown in New York City (Film Forum) as part of program "The British New Wave: From Angry Young Men to Swinging London" October 27 - November 16, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video May 4, 1999

Released in United States June 13, 1989 (Shown at New York International Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film June 13, 1989.)