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Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 November 1959 (Sweden)
On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Frank Harvey, Ronald Scott Thorn (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Craig ... Richard Barry
Anne Heywood ... Mrs. Kate Barry
Mylène Demongeot ... Ingrid (as Myléne Demongeot)
James Robertson Justice ... Mansfield
Claudia Cardinale ... Maria
Sidney James ... P.C. Edwards
Joan Hickson ... Rosemary
Joan Sims ... Blodwen
Joseph Tomelty ... Arthur Farringdon
Nora Nicholson ... Edith Farringdon
Daniel Massey ... Wesley Cotes
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... McGuffey
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. McGuffey
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Parson
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Guard
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Storyline

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian charmer who turns the place into a bawdy house. Then when Ingrid arrives from Sweden things actually start to get complicated. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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m-m-m-m-Mylene's m-m-m-m-Marvelous! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

2 November 1959 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Las pícaras doncellas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dirk Bogarde was asked to play Richard. See more »

Quotes

McGuffey: [continuing dinner table conversation] And there in San Francisco you have a completely different kind of people.
Mrs. McGuffey: Oh, and you will find Chinatown absolutely fascinating!
McGuffey: Ellen, I am talking about churches, and there are very few of them in Chinatown.
Mrs. McGuffey: [apologetically] Yes, you are right Alvin. Very few indeed.
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Soundtracks

1812 Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Routine comedy from the Doctor team
15 May 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Ralph Thomas and Betty Box made routine films like this in between making their highly successful Doctor films.Many of the actors who starred in that series appear here.Basically this film contains a series of sketches showing a newly weds series of disasters with hire help till they find Mylene Demyngot.This then as a dramatic twist to allow a happy ending for the couple.Some good performances enliven what is by any standards a routine fairly unfunny script.Michael Craig gives his standard performance.He was the last actor under contract to the Rank Organisation.


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