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Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)

The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.

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Patrick Magee ...
Reverend Slodden
Denise Coffey ...
Mrs. E.
J.G. Devlin ...
Old Scrotum
Harry Fowler ...
Buller Bullethead
Sheila Reid ...
Lady Florrie Rawlinson
Vivian Stanshall ...
Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator
Suzanne Danielle ...
Candice Rawlinson
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Ralph Rawlinson
Ben Aris ...
Lord Tarquin of Staines
Liz Smith ...
Lady Phillipa of Staines
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Peregrine Maynard
Susan Porrett ...
Porcelain
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Max
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Joachim
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The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.

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The film featured "elements of everything from Ealing [Comedies] to Monty Python" according to Halliwells. See more »

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Sir Henry: If a thing is worth doing, it is worth forcing someone else to do it.
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Gums ..................... Himself See more »

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Socks
Written by Vivian Stanshall
By kind permission of Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
© 1978 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
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P.G. Wodehouse on acid
22 August 2003 | by (New York NY) – See all my reviews

I don't have a lot to add to the previous comments - just wanted to get that one-line summary in.

I saw "Sir Henry" when it first came out, not knowing the Bonzos or Viv Stanshall at the time and not knowing the characters' previous incarnations. Sometimes baffling but incredibly amusing. The "German" prisoners are wonderful. Sound was pretty bad, a problem for American viewers given the thick, country-ish English accents. Most annoying during the scene where Old Scrotum sings a comic song at a (comically) ratty town festival of some kind. I was laughing, but not knowing exactly why.

Direction is good, too. Alan Mowbray and Peter Chelsom are the only other true representatives of this drolly rambling style, and Roberts seems to have given it up subsequently. There's definitely a method to the madness.

Favorite lines: "Germany calling!" "Fetch me my antlers - no, not those antlers - the ones I use to deface Reader's Digest!"


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