Thursday, December 5, 2013


1969 French/American/British Feature

Cast: Rex Harrison, Richard Burton, Cathleen Nesbitt, Beatrix Lehmann and Stephen Lewis
Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Charles Dyer, based on his play

An aging gay couple who own a barber shop in London's East End discuss their volatile relationship and possible future without each other.


  • Internet Movie Database: 5.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 25%
  • OMG rating: 2/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available

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  • Charles Dyer's two-character play Staircase was produced in 1966 by the Royal Shakespeare Company starring Paul Scofield and Patrick Magee. It premiered on Broadway in 1968 starring Eli Wallach and Milo O'Shea, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance.
  • The two main characters are named Charles Dyer, the name of the playwright/screenwriter, and Harry C. Leeds, which is an anagram of his name.
  • The film's score was composed by actor/comedian Dudley Moore.

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