The Ruling Class

The Ruling Class

Directed by Peter Medak • 1972 • United Kingdom
Starring Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe

Peter O’Toole gives a tour-de-force performance as Jack, a man “cured” of believing he’s God—only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate. Based on Peter Barnes's irreverent play, this darkly comic indictment of Britain’s class system peers behind the closed doors of English aristocracy. Insanity, sadistic sarcasm, and black comedy—with just a touch of the Hollywood musical—are all featured in this beloved cult classic directed by Peter Medak.

The Ruling Class
  • The Ruling Class

    Directed by Peter Medak • 1972 • United Kingdom
    Starring Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe

    Peter O’Toole gives a tour-de-force performance as Jack, a man “cured” of believing he’s God—only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate. Based on Peter Barnes's irreverent play, this darkly comic indi...

Extras

  • 16mm Home Movies

    These 16 mm silent home movies, from the collection of director Peter Medak, feature the cast and crew during the location shooting for THE RULING CLASS.