MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,971 this week

Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)
"Carlton-Browne of the F.O." (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  11 April 1960 (Sweden)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 478 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 9 critic

Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. It has been ignored until the death of their king brings it to the attention of the ... See full summary »

Writers:

(original story), (original story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 13 titles
created 05 Dec 2010
 
a list of 58 titles
created 10 Apr 2011
 
a list of 176 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 3763 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 458 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man in a Cocked Hat (1959)

Man in a Cocked Hat (1959) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man in a Cocked Hat.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Kimmins
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker
After the Fox (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise. After Aldo escapes from the Italian prison he was held in, he meets again... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Life is strange and worrying for a cadet who arrives in the Pacific in the colonial service. And the testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval.

Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Denholm Elliott, Susan Stephen, Michael Hordern
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane
The Wrong Box (1966)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson
The Green Man (1956)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden
Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas
Certificate: M Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.

Director: Joseph McGrath
Stars: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mischievous, adventuresome 14-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a schoolgirl crush on him.

Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Harry Flakers is a pools winner who is targeted by a forger.

Director: Anthony Young
Stars: Harry Secombe, Alfred Marks, Peter Sellers
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Ted Kneeland
Stars: Gemma Craven, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peter Sellers
Deep Family Secrets (TV Movie 1997)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A tale of hidden family scandals. A young woman journeys back to her birthplace and discovers that much of what she had always taken for granted concerning her family life was a lie.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Richard Crenna, Angie Dickinson, Molly Gross
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne
...
Señor Amphibulos - the prime minister
...
Her Serene Highness Princess Ilyena (as Luciana Paoluzzi)
...
Young King Loris
Thorley Walters ...
Colonel Bellingham of the Bays
Raymond Huntley ...
Foreign Secretary Tufton Slade
Miles Malleson ...
Resident Advisor Davidson
...
Grand Duke Alexis
Marie Lohr ...
Lady Carlton-Browne
Kynaston Reeves ...
Sir Arthur Carlton-Browne
Ronald Adam ...
Sir John Farthing
John Van Eyssen ...
Hewitt
Nicholas Parsons ...
Rodgers
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Carter
Harry Locke ...
Commentator
Edit

Storyline

Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island. It has been ignored until the death of their king brings it to the attention of the Foreign Office in Whitehall. They decide to send Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne to re-establish friendly relations. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 1960 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Man in a Cocked Hat  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the montage of newspaper headlines that follows the death of the king and his heir the Pravda headline translates as "Labor of the Heroic Millions." See more »

Goofs

When Amphibulos reaches for his glass to propose the toast it is almost full. When he raises it in the next cut it is nearly empty. See more »

Quotes

Señor Amphibulos - the prime minister: No. No. You must drink in one. Otherwise you will get a bit - You know?
Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne: Delicious!
Señor Amphibulos - the prime minister: Yes. Yes. Is called "Gruzanios". Not a drop is drunk until it is three weeks old. And now we will have the musica!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Eton Boating Song
(uncredited)
Music by Algernon Drummond and lyrics by William Johnson
Played at the airport when Carlton-Browne arrives
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheerio, old chap
13 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though this comedy is not strong on comedy and its love story is desperately short on charm, there is something about this film that is cunning enough to hold your attention. For starters it has Peter Sellers, which is usually more than enough to hold one's attention, but for a comedy in which Peter Sellers stars in, well, it should damn well be funny, right?

Because this movie has a difficult time in hammering out the laughs, especially with the likes of Sellers and Terry-Thomas, it suffers greatly.

The biggest attribute for this film is in the idea behind the story; failing upwards. I do like to see these types of films, perhaps this is why the film is cunning enough to hold one's attention.

Not a terrible film, but you could always see better films with Peter Sellers in them.

Mildly amusing, but hardly, if ever very funny.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Callop the morning of dew dradles, eh? themonkmob
Discuss Man in a Cocked Hat (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?