Blame It on the Bellboy

Blame It on the Bellboy

Director: Mark Herman

Cast: Dudley Moore, Richard Griffiths

     
 

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This farcical comedy has been given a simple presentation for its release on DVD. Blame It on the Bellboy has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio; the images have also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with noSee more details below

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This farcical comedy has been given a simple presentation for its release on DVD. Blame It on the Bellboy has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in its original widescreen aspect ratio; the images have also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options, though English subtitles for the hearing impaired have been included. No additional bonus material has been included for this edition.

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Viewers dreading 79 minutes of Bronson Pinchot's zany antics in a bellhop uniform can breathe easier. Although marketed as Pinchot's movie, Blame it on the Bellboy hasn't much to do with him or his silly accent humor; rather, it's a capable British mistaken-identity farce that's closer in spirit to A Fish Called Wanda than Perfect Strangers. No one should get carried away with unwarranted accolades, but the film does have the element of surprise in its favor, having been so quickly dismissed that its few real pleasures creep up on a viewer. First-time writer-director Mark Herman, who would later cut his comedy with realism in Brassed Off! and Little Voice, shows some fitness for broader material here. His B-grade cast responds to the task at hand, particularly Dudley Moore and Bryan Brown getting some fond smiles if not out-and-out guffaws. Even Pinchot is more understated than one would predict, though he clearly he wanted to draw a connection between this character and the one played by Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy (1960). One of those movies that exists on the margins of memory, vaguely thought of as embarrassing and wrongheaded, Blame it on the Bellboy has enough moments to earn a grudging recommendation that comes almost in spite of itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2003
UPC:
0786936209877
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:18:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dudley Moore Melvyn Orton
Bryan Brown Charlton Black,Mike Lawton
Richard Griffiths Maurice Horton
Andreas Katsulas Bettino Scarpa
Patsy Kensit Caroline Wright
Alison Steadman Rosemary Horton
Penelope Wilton Patricia Fulford
Bronson Pinchot Bellboy
Lindsay Anderson Mr. Marshall
Irene Lamb Actor
Jim Carter Rossi
Alex Norton Alfio
John Grillo Hotel Manager
Ronnie Stevens Man on Plane
Enzo Turrin Senior Policeman
Andrew Bradford Italian Victim

Technical Credits
Mark Herman Director,Screenwriter
Steve Abbott Producer
Jonathan Benson Asst. Director
Andrew Dunn Cinematographer
Michael Ellis Editor
Peter Glossop Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Lindy Hemming Costumes/Costume Designer
Jennifer Howarth Producer
Gemma Jackson Production Designer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Peter Russell Art Director
Peter Walpole Set Decoration/Design
Cherry West Makeup
Ian Wingrove Special Effects

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [2:27]
2. Venna Villas [4:47]
3. Hotel Gabrielli [7:18]
4. Mistaken Identities [8:07]
5. Blind Dates [5:19]
6. Horton With an "H" [7:03]
7. Strictly Business [8:36]
8. Highly Skilled Killer [5:32]
9. Long Night [4:57]
10. The Swap [13:42]
11. The Perfect Moments [7:31]
12. End Credits [2:59]

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