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The Best House in London (1969)

X | | Comedy | June 1969 (UK)
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
Dany Robin ...
Babette
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Count Pandolfo
John Bird ...
Home Secretary
William Rushton ...
Sylvester Wall
Bill Fraser ...
Inspector MacPherson
Maurice Denham ...
Editor of 'The Times'
Wolfe Morris ...
Chinese Trade Attache
Martita Hunt ...
Headmistress
Arnold Diamond ...
Hugh Burden ...
George Reynolds ...
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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June 1969 (UK)  »

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A legjobb ház Londonban  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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This was originally planned as a star vehicle for producer Carlo Ponti's wife, Sophia Loren, as " Best House in Milan" with either Marcello Mastroianni or Vittorio Gassman as her co- stars. See more »

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Referenced in Sweet Trash (1970) See more »

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MY LITTLE PUSSY
by Ronnie Cass and Peter Myers
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A true romp- silly and hilariously so
4 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What to say about this snapshot of every comedian in Britain being very, very silly? The acting isn't always great, but that isn't what it is about. It is essentially a series of sketches back to back, tacked onto the very slightly naughty plot line involving airships, brothels, opium, social reform, and more. In among all that are some truly inspired moments ("You mutinous dogs! Shoot if you dare....!") is one of the funniest moments of all time, in my opinion. And having John Cleese in such a tiny role? Wow. Also look out for brilliant cameos by such Victorian worthies as Emmeline Pankhurst and Charles Dickens. All in all.... just watch the thing. OK?


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