Goodtimes Enterprises (1975)
Comedy, Music, Fantasy
UK | English | Color | 1h 43min

A send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt, with ubiquitous phallic imagery and a good portion of the film devoted to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope, he embraces the monastic life as an abbé.

Cast View all

Roger Daltrey Franz Liszt
Sara Kestelman Princess Carolyn
Paul Nicholas Richard Wagner
Ringo Starr The Pope
Rick Wakeman Thor
John Justin Count d'Agoult
Fiona Lewis Marie d'Agoult
Veronica Quilligan Cosima
Nell Campbell Olga Janina
Andrew Reilly Hans Von Buelow
David English Captain
Imogen Claire George Sand
Rikki Howard Countess
David Corti Daniel
Anulka Dziubinska Lola Montez
Lucy Willers Blondine
Felicity Devonshire Governess
Murray Melvin Hector Berlioz
Aubrey Morris Manager
Andrew Faulds Strauss
Ken Parry Rossini
Kenneth Colley Frederic Chopin
Otto Diamant Felix Mendelsohn
Harry Fielder Man Up Ladder
Georgina Hale Alma Mahler

Crew View all

Director Ken Russell
Writer Ken Russell
Producer David Puttnam, Sanford Lieberson, Roy Baird
Photography Peter Suschitzky
Musician Rick Wakeman


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