GenreComedy Music directorDavid Whittaker CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date12 July 1968 WriterMax Wilk (screenplay), Max Wilk (novel) CastJerry Lewis (George Lester), Terry-Thomas (H. William Homer), Jacqueline Pearce (Pamela Lester), Bernard Cribbins (Fred Davies), Patricia Routledge (Lucille Beatty), Nicholas Parsons (Dudley Heath) Similar moviesYou Only Live Twice, Dr. No, For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me
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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River is a British-made comedy film produced by Walter Shenson starring Jerry Lewis and was released on 12 July 1968 by Columbia Pictures. It was based on Max Wilk's novel of the same name with the original Connecticut locale moved to Swinging London and Portugal.
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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.
Willy Homer (Terry-Thomas) is a conman who plans to help George raise some quick cash by selling plans for a drill to a group of Arabs. The plans, which were stolen, are smuggled to Lisbon with help from his accomplice, Fred Davies (Bernard Cribbins). As they are about to trade the plans they realise that they are being double-crossed. A series of chases follow, and eventually the plans are revealed to be worthless to everyone.
Distraught, George finds comfort in his wife and promises to never embark on any more 'get-rich-quick' schemes. That is, until Willy shows up at his door with another one!
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
John Barrard as Zebra Man
Nike Arrighi as Portuguese Waitress
Al Mancini as Portuguese Chauffeur
Alexandra Dane as Masseuse
Molly Peters as Heath's Secretary
It was filmed between 15 May and 30 June 1967 and the director, Jerry Paris, has a cameo as the umpire at a baseball game.
This is Lewis' final film before the MPAA's film-rating system went in effect.