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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

Quentin Crisp (autobiography), Philip Mackie (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... Quentin Crisp
Liz Gebhardt Liz Gebhardt ... Art Student
Patricia Hodge ... Ballet Teacher
Stanley Lebor ... Mr. Pole
Katherine Schofield ... Mrs. Pole (as Katharine Schofield)
Colin Higgins Colin Higgins ... Thumbnails
John Rhys-Davies ... Barndoor
Stephen Johnstone Stephen Johnstone ... Young Quentin
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ... Mrs. Longhurst
Lloyd Lamble ... Mr. Crisp
Joan Ryan Joan Ryan ... Mrs. Crisp
Frank Forsyth ... Family Doctor
Shane Briant ... Norma
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Black Cat Proprietor
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Liz
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The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Den nakne statstjenestemann See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Last movie of Frank Forsyth (Family Doctor). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) As the 1975 segment begins, the pedestrians Crisp passes on the sidewalk include a woman in a white top and plaid skirt, and then a man in a lavender shirt and yellow pants. When the shot changes to one from Crisp's point of view, the same two pedestrians pass by again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Crisp: Do you intend to spend your entire life admiring yourself?
Quentin Crisp: If I possibly can.
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Connections

Featured in The Greatest: 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) See more »

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wonderful film to introduce someone to homosexuality
14 November 2004 | by VictoriousDustSee all my reviews

In 1976, at 24 I thought I knew enough about gay men, but I was not aware of flamboyant male homosexuality. It can be difficult to watch the beginning of the film if you're like I was and never saw such behavior, but if you stay with it, it pays off big in very touching ways--and not only with regard to homosexuality but to living life in general. This film teaches you about yourself as good art always does. Note: Quentin Crisp (the main character) plays the part of Queen Elizabeth I in a film called "Orlando." And another movie that might be good to introduce someone to male homosexuality is "The Sum of Us" with Russell Crowe, though that film is more lighthearted and sweet than "The Naked Civil Servant."


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