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Lock Up Your Daughters!

Much of the wit and satire in this portrait of the permissive morals and the corruptive decay of the 18th century is blunted, making it a noisy, bawdy, slapstick yarn about three sex-starved sailors on the rampage.

With:
Christopher Plummer Susannah York Glynis Johns Ian Bannen Tom Bell Elaine Taylor

Much of the wit and satire in this portrait of the permissive morals and the corruptive decay of the 18th century is blunted, making it a noisy, bawdy, slapstick yarn about three sex-starved sailors on the rampage.

The scrappy storyline, drawn from Henry Fielding’s Rape Upon Rape and John Vanbrugh’s Restoration comedy The Relapse, plus the Mermaid Theatre musical written by Bernard Miles, can hardly be defined. It centers around the romantic entanglements of three wenches and their sailors which, after many misfortunes, complications and misunderstandings, land practically everybody in court.

Christopher Plummer as Lord Foppington hardly does his screen reputation much good. He plays the effete aristocrat in a mannered way but extracts only exaggerated humor from it.

Lock Up Your Daughters!

UK

Production: Columbia/Domino. Director Peter Coe; Producer David Deutsch; Screenplay Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall; Camera Peter Suschitzky; Music Ron Grainer; Art Director Tony Woollard

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 102 MIN.

With: Christopher Plummer Susannah York Glynis Johns Ian Bannen Tom Bell Elaine Taylor

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