February 23, 2017


Lock Up Your Daughters! – 1969 | 102 mins | Comedy | Colour

Plot Synopsis

Lock Up Your Daughters!

Bawdy comedy based on the book `Rape upon Rape’, byHenry Fielding; and also `The Relapse’, by John Vanbrugh, translated to thescreen by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall without the Laurie Johnson/LionelBart score. A period romp rife with innuendo and elbow-digging humour, alas,it’s rather forced slapstick and lacking the joyous fun of Fielding’s Tom Jones.

Set in the 18th century London, three hot-bloodedsailors desperate for wenches after months at sea; Lusty (Jim Dale), Shaftoe (TomBell) and Ramble (Ian Bannen). Shaftoe loves the enchanting tomboy Hilaret (SusannahYork), who wishes to elope. Ramble pursues the married Lady Eager (FenellaFielding). Meanwhile, Lusty has designs on prostitute Nell (Georgia Brown) –when not masquerading as an aristocrat in an attempt to seduce Lord Foppington’svirgin bride.

Production Team

Peter Coe: Director
Peter Suschitzky: Cinematography
Alan Barrett: Costume Design
Frank Clarke: Film Editing
WT Partleton: Makeup Department
Ron Grainer: Original Music
David Deutsch: Producer
Tony Woollard: Production Design
Henry Fielding: Script
Keith Waterhouse: Script
Bernard Miles: Script
Willis Hall: Script
Bob Allen: Sound Department


Christopher Plummer: Lord Foppington
Susannah York: Hilaret
Glynis Johns: Mrs Squeezum
Ian Bannen: Ramble
Tom Bell: Shaftoe
Elaine Taylor: Cloris
Jim Dale: Lusty
Kathleen Harrison: Lady Clumsey
Roy Kinnear: Sir Tunbelly Clumsey
Georgia Brown: Nell
Vanessa Howard: Hoyden
Roy Dotrice: Gossip
Fenella Fielding: Lady Eager
Paul Dawkins: Lord Eager
Peter Bayliss: Mr Justice Squeezum
Arthur Mullard: Night Watchman
Patricia Routledge: Nurse
Clive Morton: Bowsell

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