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Roommates (1961)

Raising the Wind (original title)
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
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Harold Chesney
Liz Fraser ...
Miranda Kennaway
Eric Barker ...
Dr. Morgan Rutherford
Jennifer Jayne ...
Jill Clemons
Jimmy Thompson ...
Alex Spendlove
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Sid
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Mrs. Deevens
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Sir John
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Janet
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Removal Man
Lance Percival ...
Harry
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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26 October 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Posters and album covers on the wall of the music publishing office include many pop stars including Acker Bilk, Ella Fitzgerald, Cliff Richard, Conway Twitty, and Ray Conniff. See more »

Goofs

When Mervyn (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 »

Soundtracks

Scapino: A Comedy Overture
(1940, revised 1949) (uncredited)
Music by William Walton
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Great Fun!
3 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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