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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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Steve Roberts

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Vivian Stanshall (screenplay), Steve Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Howard ... Sir Henry Rawlinson
Patrick Magee ... Reverend Slodden
Denise Coffey Denise Coffey ... Mrs. E.
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Old Scrotum
Harry Fowler ... Buller Bullethead
Sheila Reid Sheila Reid ... Lady Florrie Rawlinson
Vivian Stanshall Vivian Stanshall ... Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator
Suzanne Danielle ... Candice Rawlinson
Daniel Gerroll ... Ralph Rawlinson
Ben Aris Ben Aris ... Lord Tarquin of Staines
Liz Smith ... Lady Phillipa of Staines
Jeremy Child ... Peregrine Maynard
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Porcelain
Gary Waldhorn ... Max
Simon Jones ... 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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End See more »

Filming Locations:

Gloucestershire, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (Sepia)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The German prisoners attempt to disguise themselves as angel-dog sculptures. When practicing posing as statues, a comment is made, "A little more Rossetti with the paws". This could be a reference to Dante Gabriel Rossetti (a nineteenth century British painter) or to Antonio Rossetti (a nineteenth century Italian sculptor), though the former is the more likely candidate. See more »

Quotes

Sir Henry: If I had all the money I'd spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink.
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Gums ..................... Himself See more »

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References Zulu (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Ginger Geezer
Written by Vivian Stanshall
By kind permission of Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
© 1978 Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
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Truly eccentric UK film that deserves far greater attention.
21 May 1999 | by nick wassSee all my reviews

A truly eccentric British film based upon an even more eccentric story by Viv Stanshall. Trevor Howard is magnificent as Sir Henry and is supported by many other stalwarts of the UK film industry. Trevor Howard was a true actor - tackling both mainstream and experimental parts - some of todays famous actors should take note. The plot, Sir Henry's attempt to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert, has many strange and entertaining asides woven around it. Look out for the "pet prisoners of war", the unicycle scene, the dinner party and the incredible Mrs E. The film suffers from a very low budget - the sound is appalling at times and I suspect it may have been shot on 16mm. It was also in B/W though this seem to add to the overall feel. Sir Henry is also available as a book and was also an LP though this seem to be very rare. The LP is quite different to the film in both content and expression. This film is not for anyone wanting a British "carry on" style comedy - but rather a highly sophisticated and subtle film with comic elements. The UK film industry should have taken note instead of producing the comedy dross that it did at this period.


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