Monte Carlo or Bust (1969)
released in the United States as
Those Magnificent Men in their Jauntie Jalopies (1969)
The cast is wall-to-wall with the big stars of comedy and action movies, Gert Frobe, Tony Curtis, Derren Nesbitt, Jack Hawkins, Eric Sykes, and the magnificent Terry-Thomas. Even comedy duo of genius, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
I do not believe that there is a comic writer big enough to write a comic movie large enough to show off these actors to their best advantage, individually or as an ensemble. Thus, the film, while not a bad film, can only lead to a measure of disappointment.
A number of real locations are used, including Casino Square in Monte Carlo, which you can see in Monte Carlo Story (1957) and opening episode of The Persuaders! (1971)
The magnificent Terry-Thomas and his manservant, played by Eric Sykes . Terry-Thomas was superb at playing evil upper-class cads. Eric Sykes, in addition to being a very able actor was deaf and played his parts by lip-reading.
Genius of comedy Peter Cook
Dudley Moore .
Gert Frobe and Derren Nesbitt. Derren Nesbitt plays yet another evil Nazi.
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
The Italian entry.
The steps of Sacre Coeur . Immediately at the top of these steps the final frames of Rendezvous (1976) are filmed, where the lady who is the subject of the rendezvous runs to meet the driver of the Ferrari / Mercedes-Benz.
Pont Alexandre III , Paris.
Monaco in 1968
The harbor mole down which Marlene Dietrich and Vittorio di Seca stroll in Monte Carlo Story (1957).
The frontage of the Hotel de Paris overlooking Casino and Casino Square.
Casino Square. On the right is the Hotel de Paris where the Aston Martin and Ferrari Dino of Roger Moore and Tony Curtis pull up in the opening minutes of the first episode of The Persuaders! (1971)
+ SEE ALSO
- This motion picture was the sequel to Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)
- Monte Carlo Story (1957)
- The Persuaders! (1971)
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