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Writers:
Max Wilk (screenplay)
Max Wilk (novel)
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Release Date:
12 July 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
An American plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Funny, but uneven See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jerry Lewis ... George Lester

Terry-Thomas ... H. William Homer
Jacqueline Pearce ... Pamela Lester

Bernard Cribbins ... Fred Davies

Patricia Routledge ... Lucille Beatty
Nicholas Parsons ... Dudley Heath

Michael Bates ... Dr. Spink
Colin Gordon ... Mr. Hartford

John Bluthal ... Dr. Pinto
Sandra Caron ... Pinto's Nurse

Margaret Nolan ... Spink's Nurse
Harold Goodwin ... Six-Eyes Wiener
Nike Arrighi ... Portuguese Waitress
John Barrard ... Zebra Man
Pippa Benedict ... Fern Averback
Alexandra Dane ... Masseuse
Colin Douglas ... Barman
Robert Lee ... Bruce (as Robbie Lee)
Al Mancini ... Portuguese Chauffeur
Ricardo Montez ... Arab (as Richard Montez)
John Moore ... Digby
Molly Peters ... Heath's Secretary
Henry Lincoln ... Bearded Arab (as Henry Soskin)

Francesca Tu ... Chinese Telephonist

Jerry Paris ... Baseball Umpire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Geeson ... Girl Guide (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Air Passenger (uncredited)
Gary Warren ... Boy with Telescope (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Paris 
 
Writing credits
Max Wilk (screenplay)

Max Wilk (novel "Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River")

Produced by
Leon Becker .... associate producer
Walter Shenson .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Whitaker 
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lenny 
 
Art Direction by
John Howell 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
Benny Royston .... makeup artist
Joan Telfer .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Basil Rayburn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director (as Doug Hermes)
 
Art Department
Pamela Cornell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jeanne Henderson .... sound editor
Ken Ritchie .... sound recordist
Nolan Roberts .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
David Wynn-Jones .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe
Gabriella Falk .... wardrobe coordinator
Charles Guerin .... wardrobe
Maxine Leighton .... wardrobe designer: Miss Pearce
 
Music Department
David Whitaker .... conductor
 
Other crew
Eileen Head .... continuity
Leo Kharibian .... choreographer
 
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USA:99 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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First feature film of 'Patrica Routledge'.See more »
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Funny, but uneven, 4 December 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

As Jerry Lewis was winding down in his career as a box office star he did this film in Great Britain where he got to co-star with Terry-Thomas. Lewis plays a mercurial entrepreneur of sorts whose schemes seem to go awry all the time. For one thing unabashed con man Terry-Thomas is constantly bamboozling him. But when wife Jacqueline Pearce finally is ready to leave him once and for all, Lewis has need of his nemesis and the contacts he has to win her back.

He'll have to go some because after he turns their home into what he thinks is a grand idea, a combination discotheque and Chinese Restaurant in swinging London of the Sixties that settles his hash. But Lewis has a scheme whereby he steals the plans for a new type oil driller from Pearce's boyfriend Nicholas Parsons and he needs Terry-Thomas to make the contacts for illegal buyers.

Don't Raise The Bridge Lower The River had a pretty good plot premise, but somehow Lewis and Terry-Thomas never quite meshed together in their comedy styles. It's like both were in different films. In fact the comedy itself is clearly British in origin with Lewis brought in to insure some American box office.

One good thing about the film is the debut of Patricia Routledge as the mentor of some Girl Guides which is the British equivalent of the Girl Scouts. When she gets loaded and sets a romantic eye on Jerry it gets the funniest it does get.

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