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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)

An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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George Lester
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H. William Homer
Jacqueline Pearce ...
Pamela Lester
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Fred Davies
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Lucille Beatty
Nicholas Parsons ...
Dudley Heath
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Dr. Spink
Colin Gordon ...
Mr. Hartford
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Dr. Pinto
Sandra Caron ...
Pinto's Nurse
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Spink's Nurse
Harold Goodwin ...
Six-Eyes Wiener
Nike Arrighi ...
Portuguese Waitress
John Barrard ...
Zebra Man
Pippa Benedict ...
Fern Averback
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George Lester is a man who is chasing rainbows, looking for the pot of gold at the end. When his wife, Pamela grows tired of being dragged all over the world, she leaves him. While she is away, George converts her family home into a discotheque, when she returns, she threatens to send George to jail for fraud, cause she didn't give her approval. George needing some fast bucks, decides to turn to an old cohort of his, William Homer but Willy's a little short. George then decides to steal the plans to a new drill, Pamela's suitor, Dudley Heath is working on. But when George gets the mumps, he can't make it to the meeting place and refuses to give Willy the plans unless he gives him the cash first. And the buyers won't give unless they see the merchandise first. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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12 July 1968 (USA)  »

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First feature film of 'Patrica Routledge'. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) See more »

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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Sung by Danny Street
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Hooray for Terry-Thomas!
27 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In a film that will only really appeal if you're a keen fan of Jerry lewis, Terry - Thomas, for me,was the saving grace of this picture. It was the only reason I bought it in the first place, but thankfully, aided by some fine support from a young Patricia Routledge, Bernard Cribbins and John Bluthal, the film is still worth a look-in. The story is also quite amusing, although I can't help feeling that it could have been used to a much bigger comic impact. Thankfully, there are enough comic scenarios are characters to help fill out some of the gaps for the film to become too slow. Terry - Thomas puts in a fantastic, stereo-typical "cad" performance and there's some great mugging from Bernard Cribbins but apart from that, the film is a bit of a dead loss.


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