The Boy Friend
The Boy Friend (1971)

The Boy Friend began life as Sandy Wilson's small-scale pastiche of British musical comedies of the 1920s. When the play was brought to America in 1954, its star was the teenage Julie Andrews. Because The Boy Friend requires a minimum… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 16, 1971
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2011
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Steve Crum

More a lesson in style (Ken Russell) than anything memorable, even with Twiggy.

Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

for restored director's cut

Emanuel Levy

Ken Russell's film version of the popular stage musical is, as expected, extravagant and campy in style, but it has charm and fashion model Twiggy shows interesting screen presence.

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Shane Burridge

Delirious, hilarious, visually dazzling

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the filmmaker's most captivating and stylish works -- and the only one of his films to ever receive a G rating.

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Stella Dallas
a treat for musical fans, the restored version of flamboyant director ken russell's '71 homage to busby berkeley films, starring twiggy! the film is… More
Eric Broome
Over the top but delightful, "The Boy Friend" is director Ken Russell's arch take on a traditional musical. Sandy Wilson's "The Boy… More