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Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

It must have been very frustrating for the cast of accomplished British comedy performers, let alone for international stars Claudia Cardinale and Mylène Demongeot, to have watched all their efforts here being frittered away by such dull leads as Michael Craig and Anne Heywood.

As the newlyweds searching for the perfect servant, they are the weak link in every scene. But with a touch of tunnel vision you can still enjoy seeing Cardinale as a man-mad maid, Joan Hickson as a secret tippler, Joan Sims as a timid Welsh nanny, Sid James as a put-upon bobby and Demongeot as a Pollyanna-like au pair.

Richard Barry
Michael Craig
Kate Barry
Anne Heywood
Ingrid Gunnar
Mylène Demongeot
James Robertson-Justice
Claudia Cardinale
PC Edwards
Sidney James
Joan Hickson
Joan Sims
Arthur Farringdon
Joseph Tomelty
Mrs Edith Farringdon
Nora Nicholson
Wesley Cotes
Daniel Massey
Austin Willis
Mrs McGuffey
Margalo Gillmore
Reginald Beckwith


Ralph Thomas