The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room

Director: Richard Lester Cast: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook

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Overview

The specter of atomic warfare raises its head once again in this bizarre 1969 black comedy, directed by Richard Lester and hatched from the mind of twisted British comic Spike Milligan. England lays in ruins after World War III, and a number of dazed survivors try to carry on as if nothing is wrong, even when one woman (Rita Tushingham) announces that she is seventeen months pregnant, and others begin to mutate into parrots, wardrobes, and bed-sitting rooms. The often slapstick comedy provides a surreal foreground for the bleak, devastated settings, portions of which were filmed in actual, environmentally blasted industrial areas in Wales. The comedy duo of Dudley Moore and Peter Cook appear as hapless government officials, while Marty Feldman makes his screen debut in a film that could best be described as England's answer to Dr. Strangelove.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2011
UPC: 0883904243366
Original Release: 1969
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 52,827

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rita Tushingham Penelope
Ralph Richardson Lord Fortnum
Peter Cook Inspector
Dudley Moore Sergeant
Spike Milligan Mate
Michael Hordern Blues Martin
Roy Kinnear Plastic Mac Man
Richard Warwick Allan
Arthur Lowe Father
Mona Washbourne Mother
Dandy Nichols Ethyl Shroake
Henry Woolf Electricity Man
Gordon Rollings Patient
Ronald Fraser Field Marshall Sergeant
Harry Secombe Actor
Frank Thornton BBC Man
Marty Feldman Actor
Ron Moody Dwarf

Technical Credits
Richard Lester Director,Producer
John Antrobus Screenwriter
Asheton Gordon Art Director
Assheton Gorton Production Designer
Oscar Lewenstein Producer
Spike Milligan Screenwriter
John Victor Smith Editor
Ken Thorne Score Composer
David Watkin Cinematographer
Charles Wood Screenwriter

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