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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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Cast

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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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Pippa Benedict is dubbed. See more »

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References Alfie (1966) 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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Disappointing film, not really worth watching.
19 May 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Jerry was cardboardish and unfunny. Good effort by Terry-Thomas, his scenes were funny. Jacqueline Pearce as Jerry wife was attractive but added nothing to the film. There was generally poor writing & directing. I was surprised to see Jerry Paris (the dentist neighbor from the Dick Van Dyke Show) was the director and not Jerry Lewis himself.

The unseen pilot of the Plane to Lisbon on the British Air Company that has no offices had some funny lines. I particularly like the line were they cruising " somewhere between 8,000 and 30,000 feet." I cannot really find any reason to recommend watching this movie, it is not campy and doesn't even show off Jerry's typical shtick.


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