R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.
Many scenes, such as the portraits, and the Wild West Show, are recreations from authentic photographs of the Windmill Theatre in its hey day.
Who on earth are you?
Leslie Pearkes: This is Vivian Van Damm.
Laura Henderson: Don't be silly. That's not a British name.
Vivian Van Damm: In actual fact, my father's a lawyer in Bishopsgate, although some of his ancestors are from Holland.
Laura Henderson: Oh, dear God, you're Jewish!
Vivian Van Damm: As it happens, I'm not.
Laura Henderson: Well...
Maureen ends up in a small river or canal during a rainstorm. She is retrieved, but never goes back for her bike or her purse. Surely, a lady would go back after her purse.
£752,394 (UK) (27 November 2005)
$11,034,436 (USA) (28 May 2006)