Entertaining Mr Sloane is not typically the kind of film I would select for viewing but if travelling to the country of someone else's imagination won't break down barriers of consciousness and broaden horizons I don't know what will. Also it was part of Studio Canal's batch of re-releases that included must sees like Joseph Losey's The Servant and the outstanding Accident.
Rounding out Studio Canal's releases this week will be the DVD release of Entertaining Mr Sloane the film version of Joe Orton's black comedy starring Harry Andrews and Beryl Reed, focusing on the brother and sister pairing who become involved and increasingly infatuated with the sexy young amoral drifter with a mysterious past. The DVD features a new extra of Joe Orton's last ever chat show appearance, recorded a few months before his tragic death.
|Entertaining Mr Sloane Poster|
|Entertaining Mr Sloane Harry Andrews as Eddie, Peter McEnery as Mr. Sloane & Beryl Reid as Kath|
|Entertaining Mr Sloane Brother Ed Harry Andrews and Mr Sloane Peter McEnery discuss things over Ed's Pink Pontiac|
|Entertaining Mr Sloane Alan Webb as Dadda & Mr Sloane Peter McEnery fighting (Click to enlarge)|
- Joe Orton Interview on the Eamonn Andrews show (1967)
Entertaining Mr Sloane available on DVD from 8 April
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
Director: Douglas Hickox
Writers: Clive Exton, Joe Orton
Stars: Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews, Peter McEnery
The Establishing Shot: JOE ORTON'S ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE - REVIEW
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