Rising Damp (1974)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Made for British television, this hilarious comedy with classic Brit humor features (Leonard Rossiter) as Rigsby, the manager of a rooming house whose bigotry and lust for the winsome Miss Jones (Frances de la Tour) get the ball rolling through a series of sketches. Miss Jones has no interest in Rigsby, but she is enamored of Philip (Don Warrington) -- the supposed son of an African tribal chief. Philip is upstaged by Seymour (Denholm Elliott) a con man who ultimately beds down Miss Jones with disastrous effects, none related to him or her. Sharp wit, flashy dialogue, and good sight gags keep the pace and the laughter moving along right to the end.




boarding-house, landlord, tenant