Prick Up Your Ears

Prick Up Your Ears

Title: Prick Up Your Ears

Release: 1987

Rating: 7.4

Language: English

Country: UK

Runtime: 105

Genre: Action,Biography,Drama,Romance

Prick Up Your Ears

Release 1987
Rating 7.4
Language English
Country UK
Runtime 105
Genre Action,Biography,Drama,Romance



This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it's fairly obvious that it's not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn't fare so well in those environs. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame - his plays "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and "Loot" become huge hits in London of the sixties, and he's even commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles. But Orton's success takes him farther from Halliwell, whose response ended both his life and the life of the up-and-coming playwright.

Director :

Stephen Frears

Writer :

John Lahr (based on the biography by), Alan Bennett (screenplay)

Actors :

... Joe Orton

... Kenneth Halliwell

... Peggy Ramsay

... Leonie Orton

... Anthea Lahr

... Elsie Orton

... John Lahr