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The Bed Sitting Room

Released 1969
Distributor United Artists

“I think man has no option but to continue his own stupidity” said co-author Spike Milligan of his post-apocalyptic 1962 play, filmed by Richard Lester in 1969. Underappreciated in its day, one critic pronounced it to be “like Samuel Beckett, but with better jokes”. The distinguished cast of this existential Goon Show is billed “in order of height”.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.