Lock Up Your Daughters


1h 43m 1969

Brief Synopsis

Three sailors on leave turn a British town upside down.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Musical
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 Oct 1969
Production Company
Domino Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Lock Up Your Daughters , book by Bernard Miles, music by Laurie Johnson, lyrics by Lionel Bart (London, 28 May 1959) and the play The Coffee House Politicians or The Justice Caught in His Own Trap by Henry Fielding (London, 1730) and the play The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger by John Vanbrugh (London, 1696).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Three sex-starved sailors--Shaftoe, Ramble, and Lusty--arrive in 18th-century London after a lengthy sea voyage. Shaftoe plans to elope with Hilaret, but he is mistakenly charged with rape and thrown into jail. He finds Ramble already there on the same charge after an encounter with the flirtatious Lady Eager. Hilaret attracts the attention of the lecherous Mr. Squeezum, whose wife enjoys the company of the two prisoners. Ramble, it is discovered, is the wayward husband of Hilaret's maid, Cloris. Meanwhile, Lusty is rejected by the usually available Nell in favor of wealthy Lord Foppington. In revenge, Lusty steals Lord Eager's clothes and seduces Hoyden, Foppington's fiancée, the virgin daughter of Sir Tunbelly Clumsey. Lusty persuades Bull, a worldly priest, to marry him to Hoyden; Bull earlier had agreed to marry Shaftoe and Hilaret. Lusty's maneuvers are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Lords Eager and Foppington. After many complications and misunderstandings, however, all lovers are reunited.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Musical
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 15 Oct 1969
Production Company
Domino Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Lock Up Your Daughters , book by Bernard Miles, music by Laurie Johnson, lyrics by Lionel Bart (London, 28 May 1959) and the play The Coffee House Politicians or The Justice Caught in His Own Trap by Henry Fielding (London, 1730) and the play The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger by John Vanbrugh (London, 1696).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Notes

Filmed in Ireland. Released in Great Britain in 1969.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 1969

Released in United States Fall October 1969