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Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)

The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.

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Steve Roberts

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Vivian Stanshall (screenplay), Steve Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Howard ... Sir Henry Rawlinson
Patrick Magee ... Reverend Slodden
Denise Coffey Denise Coffey ... Mrs. E.
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Old Scrotum
Harry Fowler ... Buller Bullethead
Sheila Reid ... Lady Florrie Rawlinson
Vivian Stanshall Vivian Stanshall ... Hubert Rawlinson / Narrator
Suzanne Danielle ... Candice Rawlinson
Daniel Gerroll ... Ralph Rawlinson
Ben Aris Ben Aris ... Lord Tarquin of Staines
Liz Smith ... Lady Phillipa of Staines
Jeremy Child ... Peregrine Maynard
Susan Porrett Susan Porrett ... Porcelain
Gary Waldhorn ... Max
Simon Jones ... Joachim
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The very eccentric English peer Sir Henry Rawlinson attempts, with the help of his mad family & servants, to exorcise the ghost of his brother Humbert.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End See more »

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Mono

Color:

Black and White (Sepia)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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As a promotional tie-in with the movie, a 112 page transcription script was published by Eel Pie Publishing Ltd entitled "Sir Henry at Rawlinson End And Other Spots". See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Dawn-tripping foul-mouthed through the severed limbs and snoozing boozers, Old Scrotum, the wrinkled retainer, staggers for a hair of the dog that last night bit him and to wash away the taste of Mrs. E., while the one-time prisoners awoke, free and fresh, dropping their shackles like an orchestra of falling teeth.
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References Zulu (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The cracks are showing
Written by Vivian Stanshall
By kind permission of Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
© 1979 The Charisma Music Publishing Company Ltd.
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a weird trip through the tangled brain of Viv Stanshall
8 August 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

'Sir Henry ..." is irritating mainly because it is so damn funny while it makes no sense at all. Bizarrely adapted from Stanshall's radio series, and starring the quintessentially English actor Trevor Howard as Sir Henry in one of his last movie roles, this odd, odd film is a total blast from start to finish.

Helped by Howard playing the role of the crusty old racist (shackled in the filth of his ancestral pile - Knebworth House in tatters for the film) with utter seriousness, the film manages to get a flavour of the Rawlinson saga which began all those years ago on the LP 'Let's Make Up And Be Friendly'.

I'm not going to spoil it for you by giving any of those wonderful and daft lines away - suffice to say if you love Viv's work with the Bonzos and have caught any of this daft tale in its various projects over the years you'll appreciate this movie. If you just stumble across it without any prior knowledge - well, you've been warned. Give it a go anyway. The world needs more Viv Stanshalls, he's greatly missed ...


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