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Lock Up Your Daughters! (1969)

A trio of randy sailors go looking for girl-friends in 18th-century London.

Director:

Peter Coe

Writers:

Lionel Bart (play), Henry Fielding (play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Paul Dawkins ... Lord Eager
Peter Bayliss ... Mr. Justice Squeezum
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A trio of randy sailors go looking for girl-friends in 18th-century London.

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Taglines:

It's the restoration comedy about what can't be restored! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1969 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

As Virgens Impacientes See more »

Filming Locations:

County Kilkenny, Ireland See more »

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Production Co:

Domino Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Peter Bayliss replaced another actor at the 11th hour. See more »

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When the Night Watchman sees Gossip writing in his diary, he comments, "Thinks he's another Master Pepys!" Samuel Pepys's private, encrypted diary was not published until 1825 (the century after the action of "Lock Up Your Daughters!" takes place). See more »

Quotes

Shaftoe: I need a marriage licence.
Bull: Two and six.
Shaftoe: It must be tonight.
Bull: Five shillings.
Shaftoe: And no-one must know.
Bull: Ten shillings. Come at ten o'clock. Would you like a blessing? Sixpence.
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A misunderstood gem of a film
18 October 2009 | by rroffelSee all my reviews

Lock Up Your Daughters is one of the best high-spirited comedies I have ever seen.

It is misunderstood since it lacks the "social commentary" values that many films of the day (1969) required to be successful.

The characters are over-the-top satires of everyday people and played to that purpose by all of the actors.

Christopher Plummer shines especially bright as Lord Foppington, a noble with hair too big to fit in the door.

The plot involves the usual 18th century stuff; mistaken identities, thwarted romances, corrupt government officials, and jokes at every turn.

It answers the questions: What happens when 4 rambunctious, eager to party sailors are on leave in a small British coastal town? And, who do they get involved with and how does it all turn out?

Despite doing poorly at the box office, it has great costumes, excellent music(based on the Mermaid Theatre musical of the same name), great,lively acting and sets that are obviously authentic.

That it has never been released on either VHS or DVD is truly a shame, since so many bad movies are released every day.


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