Sight and Sound - 03/01/1992
"....A good farce....[Herman] draws well-judged performances from all his cast..."
New York Times - 03/06/1992
"...[A] scenic, fast-paced farce....Effervescent fun..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/06/1992
"...[The cast] is first-rate. Faring best are Brown and especially Wilton, who are allowed an appealing and amusing transformation..."
When a daffy bellboy at the Hotel Gabrielli in Venice, Italy, accidentally switches the itinerary envelopes for three hotel guests, he inadvertantly gives them travel plans they'll never forget.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Blame It On The Bellboy
In the wildly entertaining spirit of A FISH CALLED WANDA, BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY delivers the year's craziest laughs! Featuring an all-star cast, the hilarity kicks off when a daffy bellboy (Bronson Pinchot -- TV's PERFECT STRANGERS) accidentally switches the itineray envelopes for three guests (Dudley Moore, ARTHUR, Bryan Brown, COCKTAIL, and Richard Griffiths, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE). His actions cause a hilarious case of mistaken identities, sending the trio down a road of comic nonstop adventures! Check in today for a zany time where mix-ups, mishaps, madness, and mayhem are all part of the service -- and just the beginning of the fun!
A bumbling bellboy, working at a hotel in Venice, somehow manages to mix up the mail and messages of three of the hotel's guests: a mafia hitman, a timid realtor, and a vacationing lothario who's just set up a blind date with a sexy young woman. Comic hijinks ensue as a tangled and slightly dangerous series of blunders emerge from the three cases of mistaken identity.
Switching Roles |
Feature film debut for writer/director Mark Herman.
Shot in Technicolor.
One of the film's advertising tag-lines was: "Murder, mistresses, madness and mayhem... It's all part of the service."
British director Lindsay Anderson does a voice-only cameo, as a character who's heard making threatening phone calls to Melvyn Orton (Dudley Moore).