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Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 November 1959 (Sweden)
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 »

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Ingrid (as Myléne Demongeot)
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Mansfield
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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 {J-26}

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

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2 November 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Las pícaras doncellas  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.78 : 1
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Dirk Bogarde was asked to play Richard. See more »

Quotes

McGuffey: [dinner table conversation about church activity] Actually I have been to Los Angeles once, and that only for a few days on business. Well, Hollywood in the west and New York in the east are just not typical.
Mrs. McGuffey: Now, Alvin, you must admit that they are fun.
McGuffey: I am talking about religion, Ellen. And that has nothing to do with fun.
Mrs. McGuffey: [apologetically] Yes, you are so right, Alvin.
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Upstairs and Downstairs
Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
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Routine comedy from the Doctor team
15 May 2017 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Ralph Thomas and Betty Box made routine films like this in between making their highly successful Doctor films.Many of the actors who starred in that series appear here.Basically this film contains a series of sketches showing a newly weds series of disasters with hire help till they find Mylene Demyngot.This then as a dramatic twist to allow a happy ending for the couple.Some good performances enliven what is by any standards a routine fairly unfunny script.Michael Craig gives his standard performance.He was the last actor under contract to the Rank Organisation.


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