TCM Video Podcast, February 2011: Week One
The Five Shouldve Beens TCM producer Scott McGee debates five classic film performances he thinks should have won Academy gold.
Ruling Class, The (1972) - The 14th Earl
Announced by the now-unglued butler (Arthur Lowe), completely unexpected Jack (Peter O'Toole) arrives for the reading of his father's will, in equally unexpected style, in his first appearance in The Ruling Class, 1972, directed by Peter Medak,from Peter Barnes' play and screenplay.
Ruling Class, The (1972) - England, This Precious Stone
Harry Andrews (with a bunch of other Earls), paraphrasing Shakespeare offers a toast, leading to opening credits for Peter Medak's The Ruling Class, 1972, starring Peter O'Toole, the castle exterior Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire.
Ruling Class, The (1972) - Talking To Myself
Still robed, raving Jack (Peter O'Toole) explains to his aunt Lady Claire (Coral Browne) how he came to consider himself God, or Jesus, before the liberated butler Tucker (Arthur Lowe) and (uncle) Sir Charles (William Mervyn) appear, in Peter Medak's The Ruling Class, 1972.
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- The Ruling Class (1972)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces The Ruling Class, 1972.
Ruling Class, The (1972) - Worms Have The Best Of It
Having begun in a more conventional comic-pompous tone, now the far nuttier end of the opening appearance by the 13th Earl (Harry Andrews), a judge, seeking some private pleasure, in Peter Medak's The Ruling Class, 1972, from Peter Barnes' play, starring Peter O'Toole.