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149 Ratings

The Boy Friend

Directed by Ken Russell
United States, United Kingdom, 1971
Comedy, Musical


Based around Sandy Wilson’s musical stageplay of the same title, Russell’s extravagant production storms between delightful tackiness and exuberant fantasy in pastiche of 1920’s stage musical (after Wilson) and Busby Berkeley’s film musicals of the ’30’s.

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The Boy Friend Directed by Ken Russell

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score

National Board of Review

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

1973 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Writers Guild of America

1972 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

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