MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,337 this week

Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 300 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3593 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 3623 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
MOD
a list of 38 titles
created 24 Dec 2011
 
a list of 18 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 707 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

Upstairs and Downstairs (1959) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Upstairs and Downstairs.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sandra (1965)
Drama | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sandra returns to her childhood village to take care of family business, but her childhood memories and secrets soon overcome her.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Jean Sorel, Michael Craig
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale
Lost Command (1966)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

French Army Colonel Raspeguy leads his paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh in Indochina and against Algerian guerrilla during the Algerian War.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Claudia Cardinale, Danielle Darrieux
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen in with the English beatnik scene and likes to hang out in cave-like clubs to listen to ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee
Action | Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the 18th century, Louis de Bourguignon is working with the Malichot's gang, but their ways are too 'unethical' for him. He creates his own band, acting under the name of Cartouche, ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Jess Hahn
Fury (1973)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Antonio Calenda
Stars: Oliver Reed, Claudia Cardinale, John McEnery
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Luigi Zampa
Stars: José Suárez, François Périer, Jacqueline Sassard
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A masked bandit steals valuables from Commendatore Anzaloni's apartment and flees, leaving Anzaloni unharmed. Inspector Ingravallo is called in. The robbery is suspicious; the thief found ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Pietro Germi, Claudia Cardinale, Franco Fabrizi
Goha (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Jacques Baratier
Stars: Omar Sharif, Zina Bouzaiade, Lauro Gazzolo
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Jean Herman
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Stanley Baker, Henri Charrière
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ...
Richard Barry
Anne Heywood ...
Mrs. Kate Barry
...
Ingrid (as Myléne Demongeot)
...
Mansfield
...
Maria
Sidney James ...
P.C. Edwards
Joan Hickson ...
Rosemary
Joan Sims ...
Blodwen
Joseph Tomelty ...
Arthur Farringdon
Nora Nicholson ...
Edith Farringdon
Daniel Massey ...
Wesley Cotes
Austin Willis ...
McGuffey
Margalo Gillmore ...
Mrs. McGuffey
Reginald Beckwith ...
Parson
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Guard
Edit

Storyline

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Babysitter With the French Touch - M-M-M Mylene Demongeot See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 November 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Las pícaras doncellas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dirk Bogarde was asked to play Richard. See more »

Soundtracks

1812 Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Something For Everyone
12 February 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

When a young couple marry, the father of the bride hires a maid to look after them. Proving completely unsuitable, the couple embark on a series of hilarious attempts to find a replacement.

A curious film this, rather subversive (for 1959), episodic in feel and strangely (but effectively) mixing farce with poignancy. The leads are attractive, but the show is repeatedly stolen by a brilliant supporting cast. From Hickson's hysterically funny turn as the inebriated, dog-owning housekeeper Rosemary (her drunken ascending of the stairs is a delight) to Demongeot's joyously natural performance as Ingrid, the entire production is hugely entertaining and barking mad!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Delightful comedy apriceaboverubies29
Discuss Upstairs and Downstairs (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?