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

 |  Comedy  |  12 July 1968 (USA)
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An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist.

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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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Jerry causes a riot in Britain

Jerry Lewis plays George Lester, an American man who lives in Britain.He wants to become rich, quick and he comes up with schemes.He marries a pretty Englisg woman Pamela (Jacqueline Thomas), who then wants a divorce because she's tired of being dragged around the world.George wants her back.Jerry Paris is the director of Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1967).It's main star, comedian Jerry Lewis turns 83 today.It's always a joy to watch the master at work.I found the VHS last year and just watched it.While this isn't the best movie Jerry has been in, it still has some good moments.It's quite funny when Jerry goes to Dudley's office wearing a moustache and trying to take pictures with that mini camera.All Jerry Lewis fans should see this.


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