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Writers:
Jeffrey Dell (original story) &
Roy Boulting (original story) ...
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Release Date:
11 April 1960 (Sweden) See more »
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Great Britain has had an international agreement for the last 50 years with a small pacific island.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Classic period English comedy-with scenes to die for... See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Terry-Thomas ... Cadogan de Vere Carlton-Browne

Peter Sellers ... Señor Amphibulos - the prime minister

Luciana Paluzzi ... Her Serene Highness Princess Ilyena (as Luciana Paoluzzi)

Ian Bannen ... Young King Loris
Thorley Walters ... Colonel Bellingham of the Bays
Raymond Huntley ... Foreign Secretary Tufton Slade
Miles Malleson ... Resident Advisor Davidson

John Le Mesurier ... 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
Basil Dignam ... Security Officer
Sam Kydd ... Signaller
Robert Bruce ... Major in Commandos
John Glyn-Jones ... Newsreel Interviewer
Marianne Stone ... Woman in Cinema
Katherine Keeton ... Sexy dancer (as Kathryn Keeton)
Margaret Lacey ... Onlooker
Robert S. Young ... Archivist (as Robert Young)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andre Charisse ... Russian Minister (uncredited)
Alexis Chesnakov ... 1st Russian Scientist (uncredited)
Maurice Colbourne ... 1st Official (uncredited)
Fiona Davie ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Drake ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Dyrenforth ... Admiral (uncredited)
Mario Fabrizi ... Deputy Minister (uncredited)
Kenneth Griffith ... Sir John's Assistant, Griffths (uncredited)
Julie Hopkins ... Dancer (uncredited)
Harold Kasket ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kaplan Kaye ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Marne Maitland ... Archipolagos (uncredited)
Mark Milleham ... Child (uncredited)
Michael Partridge ... Commandos Captain (uncredited)
John Payne ... Junior Official (uncredited)
Bill Rayment ... 2nd Russian Scientist (uncredited)
Austin Trevor ... Secretary General (uncredited)
Michael Ward ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Onlooker (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Boulting 
Jeffrey Dell 
 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Dell (original story) &
Roy Boulting (original story)

Jeffrey Dell (screenplay) &
Roy Boulting (screenplay)

Produced by
John Boulting .... producer
Roy Boulting .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Addison 
 
Cinematography by
Mutz Greenbaum  (as Max Greene)
 
Film Editing by
Anthony Harvey 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Witherick 
 
Costume Design by
John McCorry  (as John McCorrie)
 
Makeup Department
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Henry Passmore .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Shipway .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Red Law .... dubbing recordist
Jim Shields .... dubbing editor (as James Shields)
George Stephenson .... sound recordist (as George Stevenson)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Cuff .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... assistant camera
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John McCorry .... wardrobe supervisor (as John McCorrie)
 
Editorial Department
John Poyner .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Addison .... conductor
 
Other crew
Barbara Cole .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Carlton-Browne of the F.O." - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Amphibulos introduces the troops at the airport as being modeled on the British Brigade of Guards. Several of the soldiers faint during the inspection, a reference to the occasions where soldiers of the Brigade of Guards have been seen to faint during the Trooping of the Colour in the UK.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Casino Royale (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eton Boating SongSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Classic period English comedy-with scenes to die for..., 11 August 1999
Author: Jim Cross (iamacamera@hotmail.com) from Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Peter Sellers and Terry-Thomas here vie for the honours in a dated but sparkling piece of bunkum. A comedy that aims at so many targets (the cold war US/USSR rivalry, the UN, the British civil service, 'banana republics'...) normally fails, but this certainly has more hits than misses.

There are two unmissable scenes. The first is a military march-past which is rolling-on-the-floor funny from first to last: the mixed up commentary (note the point when the commentator finally gets a sentence right!); the shenanigans on the parade ground; and the collapsing review stand all combine to excellent effect. Second, a more minor but tasty scene where a table dancer (she is dancing ON the table) distracts Terry-Thomas in the course of his diplomatic discussions- surprising how much eroticism can get through the ludicrously heavy censorship of the period!

John Le Mesurier does an effective job in a 'wicked uncle' role torn straight from the pages of 19th century melodrama. Those who recall him from his small role in Ben-Hur might have cause to reflect that here is a supporting actor who gets about a bit!

Overall, both Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers have appeared in better films but, in parts, as funny a film as you are likely to find on a wet afternoon.

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