Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

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Overview

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

Humorist Max Wilk scripted this listless film version of his book of the same name. Jerry Lewis plays George Lester, an American entrepreneur living in London. After a money-raising scheme fails, his wife Pamela (Jacqueline Pearce) threatens him with divorce. Trying to demonstrate his willingness to get serious with Pamela, George, with crackbrained finesse, turns her country home into a discotheque. Pamela, shocked, demands that George restore her home the way it was. While defending himself, George notes than Pamela now has a snobbish suitor in tow -- Dudley Heath (Nicholas Parsons). To show up Pamela, George contacts an old friend, conman H. William Homer (Terry-Thomas). Together, they concoct a scheme to abscond with Dudley's blueprints for an electronic oil drill and sell it to the Arabs. But complications occur when George catches the mumps and has to rely upon airline steward Fred Davies (Bernard Cribbins) to transport the microfilmed blueprints to Lisbon in his teeth. Once in Lisbon, a local dentist, Dr. Pinto (John Bluthal), is tabbed to remove the blueprints from Davies's mouth, but Dr. Pinto double-crosses them. George flies off to Lisbon with Pamela in pursuit, and the chase is on.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
UPC: 0043396452763
Original Release: 1968
Rating: G
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 47,892

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jerry Lewis George Lester
Terry-Thomas H. William Homer
Jacqueline Pearce Pamela Lester
Bernard Cribbins Fred Davies
Patricia Routledge Lucille Beatty
Nicholas Parsons Dudley Heath
Michael Bates Dr. Spink
Colin Gordon Mr. Hartford
John Bluthal Dr. Pinto
Sandra Caron Pinto's Nurse
Margaret Nolan Spink's Nurse
Pippa Benedict Fern Averback
Harold Goodwin Six-Eyes Wiener
Nike Arrighi Portuguese Waitress
John Barrard Zebra Man
Alexandra Dane Masseuse
Colin Douglas Barman
Robert Lee Bruce
Al Mancini Portuguese Chauffeur
Richard Montez Arab
John Moore Digby
Jerry Paris Baseball Umpire
Molly Peters Heath's Secretary
Francisca Tu Chinese Telephonist
Henry Soskin Bearded Arab

Technical Credits
Jerry Paris Director
Pamela Cornell Set Decoration/Design
Otto Heller Cinematographer
John Howell Art Director
Leo Kharibian Choreography
Maxine Leighton Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Lenny Editor
Ken Ritchie Sound/Sound Designer
Nolan Roberts Sound/Sound Designer
Hal Shaper Score Composer,Songwriter
Walter Shenson Producer
David Whitaker Score Composer
Max Wilk Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
1. Chapter 1 [10:37]
2. Chapter 2 [10:54]
3. Chapter 3 [9:07]
4. Chapter 4 [11:11]
5. Chapter 5 [9:09]
6. Chapter 6 [10:13]
7. Chapter 7 [8:52]
8. Chapter 8 [9:55]
9. Chapter 9 [9:59]
10. Chapter 10 [9:40]

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