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A Touch of Larceny (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1959 (UK)
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Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cmdr. Max Easton
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Sir Charles Holland
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Virginia Killain
Oliver Johnston ...
Minister
Robert Flemyng ...
Cmdr. John Larkin
William Kendall ...
Tom
Duncan Lamont ...
1st Special Branch man Gregson
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Capt. Graham
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Sub Lt. Brown
Rachel Gurney ...
Clara Holland
Martin Stephens ...
John Holland
Waveney Lee ...
Marcia Holland
Charles Carson ...
Robert Holland
Junia Crawford ...
Susan
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Club Member (as Henry Longhurst)
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Storyline

Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches a plot to disappear in circumstances that suggest he has defected and then return to sue the papers, Virginia doesn't take much notice - at least at first. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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based on novel

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About Money and Women and How To Get 'Em...With a Very Special Touch!

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Comedy

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December 1959 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hochverrat mit Hindernissen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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John Dearth was cast in this film but fired because the producer thought he looked too much like James Mason. See more »

Goofs

When Max picks up Virginia for their luncheon date, she tries to put a scarf on her head to keep her hair from blowing around in the wind caused by riding in Max's convertible sports car. However, when Max brings his car to a sudden stop, the wind continues. See more »

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Music by Ken Jones
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21 January 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

James Mason is quoted as saying his favorite movie was A Touch of Larceny. However, for reasons indeterminable, as of Jan 2014 the only way to catch this secret classic is (a) get hold of your own copy (b) via free streaming at Amazon.com as part of its instant video series once you sign up for a free month of Amazon Prime---though be careful not to let that month go by past three weeks or you'll be surprised to get hit up for 79 bucks (for the year) a week or more early.

Netflix used to carry this film but lost the rights in 2013.

Amazingly, TCM as of this date claims to have no copy to show on cable, via streaming on its online service, or even to sell! Bon chance ~ Native Angeleno


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