Raising The Wind

Raising The Wind

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Before he went on to direct the entire series of the legendary Carry On films Gerald Thomas made Raising The Wind based on a script by famed film score composer Bruce Montgomery. It follows the zany hi-jinks of an outlandish group of wacky music students who decide to share an apartment together in order to cut costs. But the situation becomes less than idyllic when one of the students sells one of his compositions and risks losing out on his scholarship. Luckily one of the gang has a cunning plan...

Raising The Wind is an incredibly witty and endearing college comedy populated by mad professors, deaf landladies, evil music publishers, absent-minded lecturers, battling students and manic conductors. It also features early appearance from future stars of British film James Robertson Justice, Sid James, Leslie Phillips, Kenneth Williams, Liz Fraser and Eric Barker.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Brian Oulton as Concert Agent Cyril Chamberlain as L.A.M.A. Porter David Lodge as Taxi Driver Eric Barker as Dr. Morgan Rutherford Esma Cannon as Mrs. Deevens Geoffrey Keen as Sir John James Robertson Justice as Sir Benjamin Boyd Jennifer Jayne as Jill Clemons Jill Ireland as Janet Jim Dale as Phil (Bass Trombone) Jimmy Thompson as Alex Spendlove Joan Hickson as Mrs. Bostwick Kenneth Williams as Harold Chesney Lance Percival as Harry Leslie Phillips as Mervyn Hughes Liz Fraser as Miranda Kennaway Michael Nightingale as Invigilator Paul Massie as Malcolm Stewart Sidney James as Sid Victor Maddern as Removal Man


Produced by Peter Rogers Directed by Gerald Thomas Story and Screenplay by Bruce Montgomery Running Time 87 minutes. Released 1961

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2010 Optimum Releasing Ltd

Film Images ©1961 CANAL+ IMAGE UK LTD

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