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The Best House in London (1969)

X | | Comedy | June 1969 (UK)
In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel.

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In Victorian London, the British Government attempts a solution to the problem of prostitution by establishing the world's most fabulous brothel.

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The last feature film of Martita Hunt. See more »

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Referenced in The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970) See more »

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MY LITTLE PUSSY
by Ronnie Cass and Peter Myers
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Worst British film I ever saw
6 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I am a fan of British films. I also fondly remember many great British movies from the 60s. I wondered why I couldn't remember this one. now I know- it is terrible!

After the first ten minutes the plot is so muddled that the average viewer will give up.

I stuck with this hoping it would get better. By the middle, I was completely confused and bored. It seems every stereotypical character from the Victorian era is thrown in.

I was half expecting to see Sherlock Holmes. It's true that this movie mixes historical characters with fictional ones without regard to the era. Dickens appears along with those from a later period. But you won't notice. By that time you'll be bored or asleep.

There are a few scenes that really offended me, such as the one with the little girl singing the stupid song. I am surprised that TCM put this on in the daytime.

Stay away.


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