The Boy Friend

Film, Drama
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Sandy Wilson's delightfully lightweight musical is given the unnecessary avoirdupois that seems unavoidable with Russell. Some things work beautifully: Tommy Tune's deliriously leggy Charleston, the bathing beauty inanities of 'Sur la Plage', almost everything Twiggy does as the wide-eyed ingenue. But there are also some bloated Busby Berkeley pastiches which clash horribly with Wilson's mock-'20s score. Consistency was never Russell's strong point.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 125 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Russell
Screenwriter: Ken Russell
Cast: Twiggy
Christopher Gable
Barbara Windsor
Moyra Fraser
Bryan Pringle
Max Adrian
Catherine Wilmer
Vladek Sheybal
Tommy Tune
Glenda Jackson
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