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The Party's Over 12 rating

The partying of a wild group of beatniks lead by Oliver Reed has shocking consequences. Written by Marc Behm, directed by Guy Hamilton and with music by John Barry.

Drama 1963 92 mins Silent

Director: Guy Hamilton


Enigmatic young Melina has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang’s defiant leader (Oliver Reed). But their wild and drunken partying is to have dark consequences. The Party’s Over was written by Marc Behm (Help!), with music by John Barry and directed by Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger). A controversial film which fell foul of the British censors at the time.

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