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The Best House in London (1969)

 -  Comedy  -  June 1969 (UK)
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In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel.

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Benjamin Oakes / Walter Leybourne
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Josephine Pacefoot
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Sir Francis Leybourne
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Count Pandolfo
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Home Secretary
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Sylvester Wall
Bill Fraser ...
Inspector MacPherson
Maurice Denham ...
Editor of 'The Times'
Wolfe Morris ...
Chinese Trade Attache
Martita Hunt ...
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Arnold Diamond ...
Hugh Burden ...
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Jan Holden ...
Lady Dilke
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In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel.

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From top to bottom ... it's the best place in town !

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Terrible movie, great script
26 August 1999 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is a classic Bad British Movie. Stalwarts of British comedy acting then and later, plus George Sanders, fight manfully against one of the stupidest plots imaginable - about a government-sponsored brothel for the gentry in late 19th century London. Basically, it was an excuse to have a lot of young women prancing about in lingerie, maid's uniforms, pretty frocks, while baring the occasional boob.

The plot, such as it is, is mainly advanced by extraordinarily implausible coincidences and bizarre happenings, and it's about as silly as you can get.

It's a formula movie, and it sucks. Unfortunately, it isn't quite awful enough to be 'so bad it's good'. It's just excruciating.

However, it was written by Denis Norden, who may have no idea about plot or character, but is a fantastic quip-writer. There are scores of literary and historical jokes: one- and two-liners, many of them screamingly funny if you're familiar with the works of Wilde, Dickens, Trollope, Galsworthy, Tennyson et al, and with historical people like Emmeline Pankhurst and Dr Livingstone. Jokes as good as these are wasted on this awful film.


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