Wilt (film)

Wilt, released in North America as The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt, is a 1989 film directed by Michael Tuchner and starring Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, Alison Steadman, and Diana Quick. It is an adaptation by LWT of the 1976 novel Wilt by author Tom Sharpe. The story follows the comic misadventures of the eponymous Henry Wilt as he is accused of the murder of his wife when she suddenly goes missing after a party at a friend's house where they have a very public argument.

Directed byMichael Tuchner
Produced byBrian Eastman
Written byAndrew Marshall
David Renwick
Tom Sharpe (novel)
StarringGriff Rhys Jones
Mel Smith
Alison Steadman
Diana Quick
Music byAnne Dudley
CinematographyNorman G. Langley
Edited byChris Blunden
Distributed byRank Film Distributors (UK)
The Samuel Goldwyn Company (US)
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)

  • 12 June 1990 (1990-06-12)
Running time
92 min
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$74,483 [1][2]

The film written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.


Actor Role
Griff Rhys JonesHenry Wilt
Mel SmithInspector Flint
Alison SteadmanEva Wilt
Diana QuickSally
Jeremy ClydeHugh
Roger AllamDave
David RyallRev. Froude
Roger Lloyd-PackDr. Pittman
Dermot CrowleyBraintree
John NormingtonTreadaway
Ken DruryFarmiloe


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