Directed by Ken Russell
Young Tommy, traumatized by witnessing his stepfather’s murder of his father, is struck deaf, dumb, and blind, becomes a pinball champion, miraculously recovers his senses, and is followed as a messiah by the masses. The film adaptation of The Who’s 1969 rock opera album stars Roger Daltrey in the title role, with Ann-Margret, Elton John, Tina Turner, and Eric Clapton.
Columbia Pictures. Producer: Robert Stigwood, Ken Russell. Screenwriter: Ken Russell. Cinematographer: Dick Bush, Ronnie Taylor. Editor: Stuart Baird. Cast: Oliver Reed, Ann-Margret, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Tina Turner.
35mm, color, 111min.