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Rising Damp (1980)

Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, a medical student making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss ... See full summary »

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Joseph McGrath (as Joe McGrath)

Writer:

Eric Chappell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leonard Rossiter ... Rigsby
Frances de la Tour ... Miss Ruth Jones (as Frances De La Tour)
Don Warrington ... Philip Smith
Christopher Strauli ... John
Denholm Elliott ... Charles Seymour
Carrie Jones Carrie Jones ... Sandra
Glynn Edwards ... Cooper
John Cater ... Bert
Derek Griffiths Derek Griffiths ... Alec
Ronnie Brody ... Italian Waiter
Alan Clare Alan Clare ... Accordionist
Pat Roach ... Rugby Player
Jonathan Cecil ... Boutique Assistant
Bill Dean ... Workman
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Storyline

Stingy landlord Rigsby manages to scam his lodgers Cooper, an arts student, and Philip, a medical student making both pay for a room they must share. However Rigsby's favorite lodger, Miss Jones, now flirts with both boys rather than the old goat, despite his pitiful attempts to woo her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bed of Roomers See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color
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Last cinema film of Glynn Edwards. See more »

Quotes

Miss Ruth Jones: Well, I decided to do a few gentle exercises. And Philip has shown me some wonderful things to do on two chairs.
Rigsby: Hmm, I bet he has. I wouldn't take too much notice of him, Miss Jones.
Miss Ruth Jones: You must admit, he has a wonderful physique.
Rigsby: He hasn't been coming down here with his shirt open again, has he?
Miss Ruth Jones: No, of course not.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1986 when the film was granted a 'PG' certificate for home video. See more »

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References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

O Sole Mio
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Written by Eduardo Di Capua
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Same as series
18 March 2008 | by beth563See all my reviews

I just recently heard there was a Rising Damp movie, and as a fan of the series, I was excited. I'm watching it now, and I find it ridiculous. I've already heard these jokes. Besides, the change of set from old, rundown house to a rather nice rundown house takes away from the atmosphere. Rigsby, Philip and Ruth reprise their roles, but watching this movie is like experiencing summer theater of a play after seeing it on Broadway. A sad, pathetic shadow of itself. I think perhaps if I hadn't seen the series, this would be acceptable. Also, I'm a big fan of Richard Beckinsale, and his absence is felt so deeply. Why did they feel the need to completely replace him? At least they slightly changed the character from a medical student to an art student, but Beckinsale's lines were given to him, making it slightly distasteful.


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