Blame It on the Bellboy


Blame It on the Bellboy

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Brevity may be the soul of wit, but that doesn't make the 79-minute Blame It on the Bellboy any funnier. Orton (Dudley Moore) is an ambitious real estate agent. Horton (Richard Griffiths) is a middle-aged married man looking for extracurricular activity via a dating service. And Lawton (Bryan Brown) is a professional hit man. Orton, Horton and Lawton all check into adjoining rooms at a posh Venetian hotel. Bellboy Bronson Pinchot, whose grasp of the English language is virtually nonexistent, delivers the wrong messages to the three men. That's why Orton is trying to sell a valuable piece of property to a roomful of mafiosi, Horton is "paired up" with an unwitting female real estate broker, and Lawton is preparing to rub out a hapless dating-service subscriber......Written by director Mark Herman, this old-style doorslamming farce might have passed muster as a dinner-theater attraction, but on film it comes across as strained and tiresome.


Dudley Moore
as Melvyn Orton
Bryan Brown
as Mike Lawton / Charlton Black
Richard Griffiths
as Maurice Horton
Patsy Kensit
as Caroline Wright
Alison Steadman
as Rosemary Horton
Penelope Wilton
as Patricia Fulford
John Grillo
as Hotel Manager
Andrew Bailey
as Shady Character
Ronnie Stevens
as Man on Plane
Enzo Turrin
as Senior Policeman
Andrew Bradford
as Italian Victim
Lindsay Anderson
as Mr. Marshall
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