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Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989)

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Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in ... See full summary »

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Bert Rigby
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Sid Trample
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Laurel Pennington
Jackie Gayle ...
I.I. Perlestein
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Kyle DeForest
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Jim Shirley
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Meredith Perlestein
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
Tess Trample
Liz Smith ...
Mrs. Rigby
Lila Kaye ...
Mrs. Pennington
Diana Weston ...
Young Mrs. Rigby
Santos Morales ...
Jesus
Mike Grady ...
Mick O'Grady
Fanny Carby ...
Aunt Aggie
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Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in show-biz meanwhile. His first appearance on stage goes all wrong - but the audience loves him anyways. So he starts as a comedian in a traveling amateur show for $50 a night. One day he gets an offer from an ad director from Hollywood and flies to America, expecting a great career... and again leaving behind his pregnant young wife. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He's a singer! He's a dancer! He's a coal-miner! And when Hollywood called, it was the answer to his dreams. So why is everyone saying...

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Comedy | Musical

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24 February 1989 (USA)  »

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There is a scene on a bus where Bert is "receiving unwanted attention" from a woman. Unable to take it any more he stands up and shouts, "Are we at Ilkeston yet?" This is a reference to Robert Lindsay's home town in Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. The role of Bert Rigby was written for him, and the character's background mirrored his own. Originally he wanted a portion of the movie to be filmed in Ilkeston, but the producers thought Ilkeston no longer looked "industrial enough" to match the character's background. So the bus scene is the only bit of Ilkeston that made it to the final product. See more »

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References An American in Paris (1951) See more »

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Puttin On The Ritz
Music and lyrics By Irving Berlin
Performed by Robert Lindsay
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Great Musical with Robert Lindsay
20 September 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

There's is nothing much really to say but a excellent film. It is a must see. It is about Bert Rigby(Robert Lindsay-G.B.H, My Family, Hornblower and Citizen Smith) who wants to tap and sing his way to the top. There is 1st class performances all the way through this musical film. It also stars Robbie Coltrane as Sid Trample, Bert's Manager until they have a argument. Famous songs from Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly etc. Some songs that appear in this musical are: Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Putting On A Ritz, The Continental, Isn't It Romantic and many many more. To Bert Rigby life is a huge movie. He says: 'In the morning I play football and at night I play the Ritz) His dream is to re-open a Ritz Entertainment Theatre. All the songs are excellent and all the performances. Well done to all the cast! In my opinion it gets 10 out of 10.


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