Rising Damp

Rising Damp

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This feature-length version of the classic sit-com finds Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter) intending to make Miss Jones (Frances De La Tour) his wife but she's more attracted to the intellectual and athletic Philip (Don Warrington). Philip, however, is quite unmoved being more interested in the sexual shenanigans of his roommate John (Christopher Strauli) who has the long overdue intention of losing his virginity. Adding to the 'romantic' intrigue is the new arrival, seemingly sophisticated Seymour (Denholm Elliott). Miss Jones falls head over heels for the brylcreem-ed newcomer but is unaware that his attraction is to her savings account. Hilarious comedy works its way out of the rising damp of unrequited love.

Cast In Alphabetical Order
Alan Clare as Accordionist Bill Dean as Workman Carrie Jones as Sandra Christopher Strauli as John Denholm Elliott as Charles Seymour Derek Griffiths as Alec Don Warrington as Philip Smith Frances de la Tour as Miss Ruth Jones Glynn Edwards as Cooper John Cater as Bert Jonathan Cecil as Boutique Assistant Leonard Rossiter as Rigsby Pat Roach as Rugby Player Ronnie Brody as Italian Waiter
Produced by Brian Lawrence & Roy Skeggs Directed by Joseph McGrath Screenplay by Eric Chappell Running Time 94 minutes Released 1979

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd.

Film Images ©1979 ITC Entertainment Group.

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