Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)
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as George Lester
as H. William Homer
as Pamela Lester
as Fred Davies
as Lucille Beatty
as Dudley Heath
as Dr. Spink
as Mr. Hartford
as Dr. Pinto
as Pinto's Nurse
as Spink's Nurse
as Fern Averback
as Bearded Arab
as Portuguese Chauffeur
as Zebra Man
as Chinese Telephonist
as Portuguese Waitress
as Judo Man
as Heath's Secretary
as Baseball Umpire
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Critic Reviews for Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
A tame mix of jokes that haven't stood up over the years and misunderstandings that likely weren't all that funny to begin with.
Pretty funny Lewis vehicle. More controlled than most.
Audience Reviews for Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
Briskly paced British film, not hilarious, some may not be amused either. Jerry Lewis is portrayed from the beginning as a confidence man, a quick sell artist. He can't understand why his British wife wants a divorce.
George Lester (Jerry Lewis) is an American living in Britain. His passion is get-rich-quick schemes, and they have caused financial and personal grief for him and his wife, Pamela, (Jacqueline Pearce) who is considering divorce if he continues with them.
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The film itself is well done and the actress is great to look at as she is the nearly divorced wife of Jerry. So I found her a sweet distraction from the movie as a whole and Jerry's suave, black tie character.
But the film loses me on credibility when Jerry schemes to turn a country mansion of his wealty wife into a chinese discoteque.
The highlight is watching British comic Terry Thomas in the film working with Jerry on their next criminal act. Thomas was well known to the American public by this time.
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I found this movie entertaining and interesting. I laughed and that's enough.
Jerry Lewis as George Lester
Terry-Thomas as H. William Homer
Jacqueline Pearce as Pamela Lester
Bernard Cribbins as Fred Davies
Patricia Routledge as Lucille Beatty
Nicholas Parsons as Dudley Heath
Michael Bates as Dr. Spink
Colin Gordon as Mr. Hartford
John Bluthal as Dr. Pinto
Sandra Caron as Pinto's Nurse
Margaret Nolan as Spink's Nurse
Harold Goodwin as Six-Eyes Wiener
Jerry Paris (who directed the Dick Van Dyke TV show)
12 July 1968
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Embarrassing low point for Lewis, with virtually no laughs, but I will say Jacqueline Pearce is a good-lookin' woman.
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