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Keep It Up Downstairs (1976)

With everyone - masters, mistresses, servants - endlessly bedding everyone else it is no wonder Cockshute Castle is bankrupt. A marriage of convenience for the son or daughter of the house ... See full summary »


Robert Young


Hazel Adair


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wild ... Peregrine Cockshute
Mark Singleton Mark Singleton ... Lord Cockshute
Sue Longhurst Sue Longhurst ... Lady Cockshute
Olivia Munday Olivia Munday ... Lady Kitty Cockshute
Diana Dors ... Daisy Dureneck
John Blythe ... Francis Dureneck
Seretta Wilson ... Betsy Ann Dureneck
William Rushton William Rushton ... Snotty Shuttleworth
Peter Halliday ... P.C. Harbottle / Old Harbottle
Craig Marriott Craig Marriott ... Newsboy
Julian Orchard ... Bishop
Aimi MacDonald Aimi MacDonald ... Christabelle St. Clair (as Aimi Macdonald)
Carmen Silvera ... Lady Bottomley
Nigel Pegram ... Count Von Schilling
April Olrich April Olrich ... Duchess
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With everyone - masters, mistresses, servants - endlessly bedding everyone else it is no wonder Cockshute Castle is bankrupt. A marriage of convenience for the son or daughter of the house with someone wealthy is called for, unless the son's newly invented thin india rubber membrane has some use. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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20 December 2019 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This limp sex comedy is symptomatic. of the depths to which British filmmaking sank during the 1970s.Only these type of films and tv spin offs constituently flourished at the box office.To try and sustain this film to 90 minutes would strain the abilities of a Wilder,so Hazel Adair has no chance.Made with wrestling commentator Kent Walwin,it would have been more suitably called Good Evening Grapple Fans. Incidentally despite being billed above the title Diana Dors has a relatively small part.

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Release Date:

29 July 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Can You Keep It Up Downstairs See more »


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GBP120,000 (estimated)
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Pyramid See more »
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Color (Technicolor)
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