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Big screen classics

The Boy Friend

Ken Russell’s vibrant nod to Busby Berkeley stars Twiggy as a naive ingénue looking for love.

Image from The Boy Friend

UK-USA 1971
Dir Ken Russell
With Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Barbara Windsor
Certificate U

Busby Berkeley tributes aside, Russell’s version of Sandy Wilson’s 50s stage musical – itself a pastiche of 20s musicals – is a pleasingly airy affair, with the original’s wit retained. Tony Walton’s production design and Shirley Russell’s costumes ensure the film looks just right, while Twiggy is perfectly cast as naive ingénue Polly. The supporting cast includes the familiar faces of many Russell regulars.

The screening on Wednesday 1 March will be introduced by Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion.


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