Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order. Clarence Threepwood, Ninth Earl of Emsworth and master of Blandings Castle, yearns... See full summary »
It's an Andrew Lloyd Webber show transfered to film and full of wonderful and beautiful musical numbers. "Half A Moment" is top of the line Webber.
Granted that it is an American/Canadian cast, they still are able to bring out the fun of the absurd story. Probably an English person will find fault with it since it is essentially an English story, but the actors are wonderful. John Scherer is perfect as Bertie and sings wonderfully. I am probably prejudiced in this as I directed him in shows while he was a teen ager just starting out and he is one of the most talented people I ever worked with. He went on to do "Sunset Blvd." on Broadway.
This production was filmed in Toronto and it is really unfortunate that it has never been released in the United States. It was shown on Canadian television and I was lucky enough to have a friend in London send me a copy of the commercial tape available there.
"By Jeeves" is a delightful way to spend an evening and essential to anyone who is a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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