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Roommates (1961)
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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 »

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Sir Benjamin Boyd
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Mervyn Hughes
Paul Massie ...
Malcolm Stewart
Kenneth Williams ...
Harold Chesney
Liz Fraser ...
Miranda Kennaway
Eric Barker ...
Dr. Morgan Rutherford
Jennifer Jayne ...
Jill Clemons
Jimmy Thompson ...
Alex Spendlove
Sidney James ...
Sid
Esma Cannon ...
Mrs. Deevens
Geoffrey Keen ...
Sir John
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Janet
Victor Maddern ...
Removal Man
Lance Percival ...
Harry
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Bostwick
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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

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A Laugh in every Note !

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26 October 1962 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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When the students arrive to give a concert as a string quartet, Alex's aunt (Ambrosine Phillpotts) directs the players, "Will you all take your coats in the room there, with 'Artistes' written on the door?" The door through which they pass to their dressing room has nothing written on it. See more »

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The Messiah
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Written by George Frideric Handel
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Limp Britcom
7 September 1999 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Peter Rogers produces, Gerald Thomas directs, it's got Sid James and Kenneth Williams in it, but it's not a Carry On.

It's got James Robertson Justice as the irascible professor who disguises his real opinions of his students by being offensive.

So it's a Doctor In The House movie, except that it's set in a music college (which happens to look immensely like University College London on the outside, and which has a dead ringer for the Conway Hall as its main theatre).

JRJ is fun to watch, but this is very drab fare indeed.


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