The Roman Springs on Mr. Stone
Connie B. de Mille (aka Ray Harrison)
Fiction : 19' / Drag, Camp, Comedy

A drag take-off on The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, the 1961 feature film directed by José Quintero, based on the homonymous 1950 novel by Tennessee Williams, the Gay Girls Riding Club’s The Roman Springs on Mr. Stone portrays a decaying actress who reaches out to the services of a Madame in order to hire a male escort, the same way Vivien Leigh’s character gets involved with a young Italian, following the death of her husband, in Rome.   


September 20 | 21h30 | Cinemateca Portuguesa - Sala M. Félix Ribeiro Buy Tickets

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Year: 1963

Country: USA

Language: english

Subtitles: portuguese

With: Michele Lay, Antonio Vierra, Lottie Zircon

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Connie B. de Mille (aka Ray Harrison)


Ray Harrison was an American filmmaker who signed some of his earlier films as Connie B. de Mille. He was a part of the 1960s underground film collective Gay Girls Riding Club, a group of gay men – some of them members of the industry -, who spoofed Hollywood movies in a series of elaborate amateur films. Rarely seen today, these films, made at a time when gay lives were universally portrayed as tragic in film, remain a unique document of a pre-Stonewall affirmative gay identity.


1972 - All About Alice (Feature Film)
1969 - Les Boys (Short Film)
1967 - The Spy on the Fly (Short Film)
1963 - The Roman Springs on Mrs. Stone (Short Film)
1963 - What Really Happened to Baby Jane (Short Film)
1962 - Suddenly, Last Sunday (Short Film)

1962 - Always on Sunday (Short Film)

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