FILM : Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Jacqueline Pearce, Nicolas Parsons, Bernard Cribbins, Patricia Routledge London, Surrey
Director : Jerry Paris   Production Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation, Walter Shenson Productions  Region : LONDON C-D,SOUTH EAST A-D

George (Jerry Lewis) plans to get money out of and old cohort, H William Homer (Terry-Thomas)when his wife, Pamela (Jacqueline Pearce) who is filing for divorce, demands he puts their house back in order after converting it to a Discotheque/Restaurant while she was away. George then decides to steal the plans to a new drill from Dudley Heath (nicolas Parsons), and get H William Homer to sell the plans to some Arabic investors for a fifty-fifty split.

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Don't Raise The Bridge, Lower The River [DVD] [1968] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Opening scene with credits rolling, we see George Lester (Jerry Lewis) walking through London, carefree and happy.
This is at the corner of Regent Street and Glasshouse Street by Piccadilly Circus in London. Glasshouse Street is now paved over.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb001. Opening scene with credits rolling, we see George Lester (Jerry Lewis) walking through London, carefree and happy. This is at the corner of Regent Street and Glasshouse Street by Piccadilly Circus in London. Glasshouse Street is now paved over.

drtb001n. Peter found that the road is now paved over.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - As George goes to cross the road a Routemaster bus passes by and the movie's title appears.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb002. As George goes to cross the road a Routemaster bus passes by and the movie's title appears.

drtb002n. Well . . . . . it's a comparison of sorts.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - George continues his jolly walk in London as the credits continue to roll.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb003. George continues his jolly walk in London as the credits continue to roll.

drtb003n. The Saqui & Lawrence clock and barometer have long gone in Peter's comparison.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Although an American, George is looking the British gent with his bowler hat and umbrella. This is outside the Royal Academy on Piccadilly, London. Thank you RL.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb004. Although an American, George is looking the British gent with his bowler hat and umbrella. This is outside the Royal Academy on Piccadilly, London. Thank you RL.

drtb004n. Less patriotic flags adorn the building in Peter's comparison.
(Modern Photo Added: 07-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Continuing his stroll, George passes a Parkistan International Airlines office in London. RL tells us the Parkistan International Airlines was at No:45 Piccadilly, London.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb005. Continuing his stroll, George passes a Parkistan International Airlines office in London. RL tells us the Parkistan International Airlines was at No:45 Piccadilly, London.

drtb005n. And here's Peter's modern view of the address.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-12-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Whistling as he goes, George continues on his way.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb006. Whistling as he goes, George continues on his way.

drtb006n. Peter captures a modern image of Piccadilly.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Strolling along Piccadilly in London, George passes a bank at number 208-9 Piccadilly.  Today this is the NatWest Bank now but was the National Provincial then.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb007. Strolling along Piccadilly in London, George passes a bank at number 208-9 Piccadilly. Today this is the NatWest Bank now but was the National Provincial then.

drtb007n. A gap between pedestrians is exploited by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Avoiding an obstruction on the pavement, George cuts out onto the road to get around a delivery lorry.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb008. Avoiding an obstruction on the pavement, George cuts out onto the road to get around a delivery lorry.

drtb008n. Peter uses part of an earlier shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Walking past a Midland Bank in London. But, as a would-be city gent, George fails. His trousers are too short!
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb009. Walking past a Midland Bank in London. But, as a would-be city gent, George fails. His trousers are too short!

drtb009n. More short trousers in Peter's picture.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-11-2016)

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River - Crossing the road from the Midland Bank.  RL knows this location very well. It was the Midland Bank Overseas' West End Office on the corner of Regent Street and Piccadilly, London and became branch of the Yorkshire Bank.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

drtb010. Crossing the road from the Midland Bank. RL knows this location very well. It was the Midland Bank Overseas' West End Office on the corner of Regent Street and Piccadilly, London and became branch of the Yorkshire Bank.

drtb010n. The bank is now a Clydesdale in this shot by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 19-11-2016)

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