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The Best House in London

1969

Philip Saville
Director

A reformist attempts to save fallen women, but behind the facade of respectable London society, politicians set up a bordello.

Frenetic and mostly unfunny farce filmed on left over sets from Oliver!, with a super cast and a penchant for name dropping Victorian celebrities. Cheekily rehashes the dinner scene from Carry On Up The Khyber to amusing effect.

Kindred spirit to the slightly better Assassination Bureau.



1969-06
Cinema



105 mins
1.85:1


30th July 1969
Cinema


105 mins
1.85:1



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David Hemmings
Benjamin Oakes
David Hemmings
Walter Leybourne
Joanna Pettet
Josephine Pacefoot
George Sanders
Sir Francis Leybourne
Dany Robin
Babette
Warren Mitchell
Count Pandolfo
John Bird
Home secretary
William Rushton
Sylvester Wall
Bill Fraser
Inspector MacPherson
Maurice Denham
Editor of "The Times"
Wolfe Morris
Chinese Trade Attache
Martita Hunt
Head Mistress
Arnold Diamond
Charles Dickens
Hugh Burden
Lord Tennyson
John De Marco
Oscar Wilde
George Reynolds
Lord Alfred Douglas
Jan Holden
Lady Dilke
Mike Lennox
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Arthur Howard
Mr. Fortnum
Clement Freud
Mr. Mason
Neal Arden
Dr. Livingston
Walter Brown
Mr. Barrett
Suzanne Hunt
Miss Elizabeth Barrett
Carol Friday
Flora
Marie Rogers
Phoebe
Tessie O'Shea
Singer
Avril Angers
Flora's Mother
Betty Marsden
Felicity
Veronica Carlson
Lilly, Prostitute
Charles Lloyd Pack
Opposition Campaigner
Ferdy Mayne
Opposition Campaigner
Larry Taylor
Toff
Jessie Robins
Machinist
Marianne Stone
Machinist
Mary Fielder
School Teacher
Margaret Nolan
Busty Prostitute
Eric Barker
credited but scenes deleted
John Cleese
Jones
Tommy Godfrey
News Vendor
Peter Jeffrey
Sherlock Holmes
Joe Lynch
Policeman
William Mervyn
Opposition Campaigner
Milton Reid
Henchman
Penny Spencer
Evelyn
Thorley Walters
Doctor Watson
Queenie Watts
Woman Selling Girls
Melanie Gentle
Little Girl
Sheila Babbage
Young Girl
Mary Burleigh
Young Girl
Katrina Monro
Young Girl
Kim Parker
Young Girl
Rosemary Pidden
Young Girl
Marianne Poole
Young Girl
Michael Faure
David Ballantyne
Eric Fancis
Frank Sieman
Police Sergeant
Andrew Tourell
Rose Alba
Jan Rossini
Aidan Harrington
Waiting Room Man
Christopher Morris
Boy