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The Killing of Sister George (1968) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Robert Aldrich and produced by Robert Aldrich and Edgar J. Scherick.

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Alice: I use half a level teaspoon of bicarbonated soda.
Mercy Croft: Now you're giving away trade secrets.
Alice: And one level teaspoon of cream of tartar.
George: Shut up.
Alice: And one egg.
George: Shut up!
Alice: Some people prefer two eggs but I think one's enough.
George: SHUT UP!
Mercy Croft: Now then girls! Girls...


George: Anyway, where were you when I phoned you at the office?
Alice: I told you Mr. Katz gave us the day off; it's a Jewish holiday.
George: Oh, really? what holiday?
Alice: I don't know... Feast of the Contamination, or something.


Mercy Croft: It so happens that your death will coincide with road safety week, a cause which we know is very close to your heart.


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The huge success of The Dirty Dozen the year before had given director Robert Aldrich the opportunity to set up Aldrich & Associates. This gave him the freedom to pursue more challenging and stimulating subject matter, of which "The Killing of Sister George" was the first example.
When first submitted in 1969 UK censor John Trevelyan refused to grant a certificate unless the seduction scene was toned down and urged all 600 local authorities to boycott the film. 12 councils, including the GLC, overrode him and showed the film with their own X certificate. After heated discussions with the distributor the kissing scene was slightly reduced and Trevelyan eventually passed the movie. All video/DVD versions of the film are the original uncut one.
The word "lesbian" is only uttered once, 100 minutes into the film.
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