A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and ... See full summary »
A group of students at an elite music school decide to share a flat in order to cut their living costs and have somewhere to practice together. They get into quite a few scraps and adventures, including impersonating a celebrity quintet. However when Mervyn Hughes accidentally sells a catchy pop tune to an advertising agency he risks losing his scholarship unless he and his friends can raise the money to buy the rights back. Written by
bob the moo
The conductor's joke about the girl's harp sounding like skeletons making love on a tin roof is actually a paraphrase of a quip from famed British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, who described the sound of the harpsichord (NOT harp) as being like "skeletons copulating on a tin roof." See more »
When Mervin (Leslie Phillips)writes his tune he is drunk and the story about it gets sent to a music paper gets printed and published and sent to the shops and gets read all before his hangover from that time wears off. See more »
"William Tell Overture"
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Played during Chesney's performance for the scholarship See more »
I just read three dismal reviews of this film from people with no sense of humor--obviously. Raising The Wind is much more clever than many of the Carry On films or other British comedies from the classic period. Of course, as a former music student, it's possible that I identify with it more than most, but I have shown it to others who laughed as much as I did. Once to an audience of 50, but then a comedy is always better with an audience, at least if it's timing is good, as in this case. When the orchestra ran away (speeded up) as Kenneth Williams attempted to show off his dominance as a great conductor, the audience had hysterics. There was rarely a better cast than this, and the characters are appealing. It's one of those films I wish I could live in. Give it a chance.
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