The Ruling Class (1973)

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Based on the play by Peter Barnes, the film tells of the rise to the House of Lords of the allegedly insane 14th Earl of Gurney, who believed himself to be Jesus Christ, and whose unamused family wants to get him back to the asylum and get their hands back on the estate he had inherited.

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