Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968)





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George Lester (Jerry Lewis) is a daydreamer who tries the patience of his wife Pamela (Jacqueline Pearce) in this uneven comedy venture. Terry-Thomas plays an ambitious promoter who oils the mind of the ever-dreaming George, always searching for a way to capitalize on his latest scheme. Pamela puts up with her husband to the point of exasperation, before she realizes his unique personality is the reason she fell in love with him in the first place. Bernard Cribbins and Patricia Routledge also add their comedic touches to this British film.

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Jerry Lewis
as George Lester
as H. William Homer
Jacqueline Pearce
as Pamela Lester
Bernard Cribbins
as Fred Davies
Patricia Routledge
as Lucille Beatty
Nicholas Parsons
as Dudley Heath
Michael Bates
as Dr. Spink
Colin Gordon
as Mr. Hartford
John Bluthal
as Dr. Pinto
Sandra Caron
as Pinto's Nurse
Margaret Nolan
as Spink's Nurse
Pippa Benedict
as Fern Averback
Harold Goodwin
as Six-Eyes Wiener
Henry Soskin
as Bearded Arab
Al Mancini
as Portuguese Chauffeur
John Barrard
as Zebra Man
Francisca Tu
as Chinese Telephonist
Nike Arrighi
as Portuguese Waitress
Tatsuo Susuki
as Judo Man
Christine Pryor
as Manicurist
Molly Peters
as Heath's Secretary
Jerry Paris
as Baseball Umpire
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Critic Reviews for Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River

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Dreary comedy, where the laughs are not forthcoming.

March 22, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A tame mix of jokes that haven't stood up over the years and misunderstandings that likely weren't all that funny to begin with.

January 26, 2004 | Rating: 54/100

Pretty funny Lewis vehicle. More controlled than most.

August 21, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

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