Your Honour, I Object!

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Your Honour, I Object! is a 1987 British documentary about the legal dispute between Ken Russell and Bob Guccione over an aborted attempt to film Moll Flanders.[1][2]

Russell wanted to make a version of Flanders with an unknown, Janice Flanders, in the lead.[3] The film was to be financed by Bob Guccione. Russell wrote a script but Guccione rewrote it and Russell pulled out of the project. Guccione sued Russell for a million dollars, and the director hired lawyer Richard Golub to defend him in exchange for Russell directing a video clip starring Golub. Russell won and kept his fee of $125,000.[4] The incident was turned into a documentary.[5]


  1. ^ The rehabilitation of an old grey lag Russell, Ken. The Guardian 12 May 1992: 34.
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  3. ^ The talent to abuse Russell, Ken. The Guardian 7 Sep 1985: 8.
  4. ^ The penthouse petulance: Nancy Banks-Smith watches Bob and Ken's unseemly court-room brawl over Doll Flanders Banks-Smith, Nancy. The Guardian 28 Nov 1987: 12.
  5. ^ High farce and low comedy Glacken, Brendan. The Irish Times 1 Dec 1987: 12.