Rising Damp

1980
  |  94 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Based on the chart-topping comedy series following the fortunes of Rigsby and Miss Jones. Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter) is the owner of a sleazy boarding house whose tenants include Philip (Don Warrington), a black medical student, Ruth Jones (Frances De La Tour) on whom Rigsby has set his sights, but who seems to find Philip more to her liking; and John (Chrisopher Strauli), the roommate in whom Philip is more interested but whose sole purpose in life is losing his virginity to Sandra (Carrie Jones). The fragile romantic alliances are shattered when Seymour (Denholm Elliott) arrives and the attractive Miss Jones falls for him and he falls for her savings book.