Stingy English landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, an African jock, making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, miss Jones, now flirts with both boys rather then the old goat, despite his pitiful attempts to be generous. Crossed by her still overprotective dad, she actually prefers an affair with slick veteran Seymour, who is really only interested in her money. Written by
Did You Know?
Original cast-member Richard Beckinsale
died before the film could go before the cameras; consequently his medical student character Alan Moore was rewritten as Christopher Strauli
's art student John. At the time Strauli was a well-known face on British screens from his regular role in another Eric Chappell
sitcom from Yorkshire Television, Only When I Laugh
(1979). Strauli was encouraged by Leonard Rossiter
to play his character as the original actor would have; however the young actor (who had been at RADA with Beckinsale) felt uncomfortable with this suggestion as his contemporary had died only relatively recently. He would recall the part as an extremely unhappy one for him, despite the affability of the director and of the rest of the cast. See more
Permissive society? There's no such thing. I should know I've looked for it.
Written by Stephen Foster
Arranged by David Lindup See more