Blame It On The Bellboy [VHS] 
Hitman Lawton (Bryan Brown), small-town mayor Horton (Richard Griffiths), and billionaire's assistant Orton (Dudley Moore) all check into the same Venice hotel, on various kinds of business. Hilarious misunderstandings ensue when the bellboy finds it impossible to stop their names getting mixed up.
Top Customer Reviews
I just love this type of film full of cross purposes and crossed wires, and this has so many, it forms an incredibly tickly spider's web! This film is SO hilarious, and anyone that does not find it funny has no sense of humour at all... I simply could not stop laughing!
There's a great musical score throughout this, with lots of familiar faces, and the way Dudley Moore runs - coupled with his 'squeaks' of distress are enough to send you straight to the bathroom to change your underwear!
Two of the most unlikely characters (Patricia and 'Chuck') end up being the most attractive and nice, and one is really delighted for them at their happy ending in the film. There's a great climax to this movie, and the one and a quarter hours simply fly by without ever a look at the clock!
I recommend this film highly as medication for anyone who may be suffering from depression - once over, you'll most certainly be lifted out of it guaranteed!
A little confused by this? Not half as much as the characters are. The unlikely bellboy premise is repeated so often that it becomes a superb running gag.
Best line of the film: Penelope Wilton to hit-man Bryan Brown: "Things will pick up when you're a florist"
Second best line: Brown (to Griffiths, Steadman and Wilton, as everything unravels, and just after Dudley Moore has blown up the mafiosa by mistake): "There's been a misunderstanding somewhere."
This is not in any sense a 'great' film, and it never pretends to be. But it's hectic and heart-warming, and everyone gets something in the end, except for the mafia, who get blown up, and philanderer Griffiths, whose villa (purchased as the price of Kensit's silence) turns out to be a dud.
Superb fun, and worth watching every once in a while.
Blame It On The Bellboy scores well on all counts. The storyline is great and is executed without going overboard (a deadly trap for many a comedy). Scenic views of Venice, lovely music score and an incredible star cast, make this a classic comedy that is definitely worth owning on DVD.
A word of caution for those whose sole benchmark for cinematic humour is the number of times a character breaks wind in a film: This one is NOT for you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Favourite actors, favourite scenery. Only fault - it's too short at 75 minutes !Published 7 months ago by Grandma J.
When I read the reviews,I thought this film would be hilarious,I didn't think so.Published 8 months ago by Mar1
Brilliant movie it's a clever use of simular names, and so many stars. This is a film that I would never tire of watching.Published 12 months ago by Alan Clay
A very enjoyable and funny movie. Lots of sub-plots and coincidences. Very good acting from everyone. Well directed and cut.
Anyone who doesn't enjoy this is brain dead.